The regulation of air emissions from international shipping

On April 23rd, 2014 Professor Pierre Cariou will give a lecture on the topic "The regulation of air emissions from international shipping." The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 23 April 2014

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International shipping emits a substantial part of CO2 and sulfur emissions. If this mode of transport remains efficient per ton-km, the volume of cargo transported by sea and the relative slow adoption of maritime innovations means that it still represents a threat to the environment and human health, a threat that will increase in the coming years. This seminar presents the situation with regard to emissions from international shipping, why this issue is so difficult to deal with and what are some solution strategies. It aims to open discussions such as: How to price a ton of CO2 or sulfur?  Is IMO the right forum to address such an issue? Are strategies implemented by shipping lines cost effective?


Pierre Cariou is Professor in Shipping and Port Economics at the KEDGE Business School in Marseille (France). He is visiting professor at the Shanghai Maritime University and the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. Prior to this, he held the French Chair in Maritime Affairs at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, where he was in charge of Shipping and Port Management specializations. From 2001 to 2004, he was Associate Professor in Economics at the Faculty of Economics of Nantes (France). He completed his PhD in 2000 on liner shipping strategies and has since then contributed to several reports for private companies (Natixis Bank, Casino Group, CMA CGM…), the French Parliament (Commissariat General du Plan), for the Port Authority of Nantes and Marseille. His main research interests are shipping/port economics, maritime safety and environmental protection.

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