West Africa Branch 10th anniversary celebrations – Webinar series

  • Date Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Venue GoToMeeting
  • Duration 3 hours



Online seminar

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The West Africa Branch is delighted to invite you to the free webinar organised as part of the Branch celebration for the 10th year anniversary.

The webinar will address the following topic:

'Emissions in shipping- towards a zero carbon regime'

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which regulates international shipping, has grappled with how to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oceangoing vessels. In 2015, reduction targets for international shipping and international aviation were left out of the COP 21 ( Paris Agreement). Subsequently, the International Civil Aviation Organization, adopted a global climate agreement aimed at carbon-neutral growth from 2020. This left international shipping as the only major sector not covered under a global GHG agreement!
IMO agreed to develop an initial comprehensive strategy to reduce GHG emissions through 2050 (MEPC 72/2018).The initial IMO strategy, which will be revised in 2023 and reviewed in 2028, includes an overall vision for decarbonization; GHG reduction targets through 2050.
This lecture 'Emissions in shipping - towards a zero carbon regime' will be looking at measures that are currently in place and how best can the IMO goals be achieved by 2050.

We secured a great lecturer, Captain Ashok Pandey, FICS, PhD.

Dr Ashok Pandey FICS

Dr. Ashok Pandey is a maritime industry professional with a career spanning more than threedecades. Ashok is a scholarly researcher of international recognition, has patented optimized routing solutions for ships in the Arctic and commanded one of the largest ice-class ships in thehigh north. Ashok is a former Ship Captain, an expert ice navigator, an innovator and technologist who hascompleted a number of research projects of global importance connected to the Marine and Maritime Sector that extends from marine ecology, marine bio-fouling to transport economicsand logistics. Global warming and the resulting sea-ice ablation in the ecologically fragile Arcticled him to search for safer and sustainable shipping routes in the Arctic. The unique experience of commanding some of the largest ships in the world and his passion forresearch led him to be associated with multi-disciplinary research involving the IMO, various universities in USA, Canada, Germany and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Dr. Pandey holds a Masters in Maritime Economics from Erasmus University, The Netherlands, an interdisciplinary PhD in Arctic Shipping from Memorial University, Canada, is a Fellow ofthe Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds membership in several international maritime organizations. He is passionate about global geopolitics with a special interest in the Polar regions. Ashok is a currently an Associate Professor of International Maritime Business at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and lives in Plymouth, MA with his family.

mail: apandey@maritime.edu


We look forward to welcome him and you on Thursday 17th September at 4:00pm GMT.

Please see below the details to register for the event.


Step one:

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Step two:

Join us on the day following below instruction.


ICS West Africa Branch webinar on Emissions in shipping
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 4:00 PM GMT

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United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011

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Contact for Event

For all details on this webinar and on the 10th Anniversary celebrations, please email: westafricabranch@ics.org.uk