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ESG in shipping: ‘Greenwashing’ or are challenges being met?


ESG in shipping: ‘Greenwashing’ or are challenges being met?

A webinar presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee

5 MAY 2021 1300 - 1430 BST, plus 45 minutes post-webinar networking

ESG and various initiatives have been widely discussed but lately there has been a particular focus on financing and investment. However, some very recent developments (for example, the Poseidon Principles and the Sea Cargo Charter) have further underlined the relevance of ESG to the shipping industry. If this was ever an area of ‘soft law’, it will surely change in the coming years. Some shipowners have already decided to be in the forefront of these developments and have committed to, for example, zero carbon emission and other measures to limit global warming.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Key aspects of ESG in the maritime sector
  • Ship financing and its requirements in respect of ESG
  • ESG – any relevance for shippers?
  • Ship owners’ views
  • Latin American perspective
  • ESG from a practicing lawyers’ perspective

We will give an overview of the developments and of the new challenges, including the ‘non-legal’ requirements, facing the shipping industry.

PLUS - post-webinar networking

As part of your IBA webinar experience, the IBA will be providing a networking room at the end of this webinar for attendees to join and chat with other participants. The programme is called REMO and in order to participate you will need to register ahead of the webinar.

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  • Enter your email address and create an account
  • There are a short series of slides to view if you want to learn how to use the programme, or simple 'skip' and enter the room

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Ulla von Weissenberg
Procope & Hornborg, Helsinki; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Marco Remiorz
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, Hamburg; Co-Vice Chair, IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Morten Bo Christiansen
A.P. Möller-Maersk, Copenhagen

Knut Ola Skotvedt
DNB Bank ASA, Oslo

Rashpal Singh Bhatti
BHP Group, Singapore

Gerald Morrissey
Holland & Knight, Washington, DC

Luna Nóvoa Gomes Jaeger
Kincaid Mendes Vianna Advogados, Rio de Janeiro