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The Future of Transport

Some of the greatest advancements and best minds of their time created the locomotives, automobiles, ship engines and airplanes that fuelled the industrial revolution and transformed the ability of humans to trade and travel across vast distances. With a few technological improvements over time, these same modes of transport and travel still underpin the global economy in 2020. 

Whilst these forms of transport are more efficient today than when they were invented, mainly in the 1800s, their reliance on fossil fuels puts the transport sector and humanity in danger.  The continued use of fossil fuels in the transportation sector contaminates the air we breathe, the land and the ocean and is the major cause of climate change. Nearly 30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, ships, trucks and airplanes. We have to radically change it all. 

Over the next few months, this Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport will explore how the transport sector can shift from a growing problem, causing irreparable damage to the wellbeing of people and planet, to clean up at a systemic level, and become a beacon of hope.

LATEST EPISODE

80:THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING

This is our third episode of an Outrage + Optimism investigative series on The Future of Transport.

With 2020 barely in the rearview mirror, the pandemic rages on across the globe, new variants bringing concern and unified collective action to the forefront as a rapidly developed vaccine begins being administered as we speed into 2021.

That same resolve needs to be applied to climate change and the sectors in most urgent need of decarbonisation. And this week, we dive into the future of sustainable shipping.

We rarely ever think about the things we buy as being transported by sea, but shipping has been the backbone of global economies for thousands of years and today accounts for 90% of world trade. It is responsible for 2-3% of global emissions which if it were a country, would put it on a par with Germany – the world’s sixth biggest emitter.

The challenge to decarbonise shipping is huge. With around 60,000 vessels currently in operation emissions are expected to be 50% higher in 2050 than in 2018.

So how to turn this ship around? Our hosts Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac, and Paul Dickinson speak to scientists, CEOs, politicians and pioneers committed to charting a course to a more sustainable shipping future.

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Listen to the previous episodes of our miniseries here – The Future of Transport

 

This series is sponsored by NESTE

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Guests this week

 

Jutta Paulus, MEP, Greens/EFA

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Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability, Stena Line

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Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp

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Peter Hinchliffe, Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

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Louis-Noel Vivies, Managing Director, Energy Observer

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Diane Gilpin, CEO and founder, Smart Green Shipping

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Simon Bullock, Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

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James Mason, Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

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Nishan Degnarain, Chair, Ocean Finance Initiative, London School of Economics

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Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk

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Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute

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GUESTS

Jutta Paulus
MEP, Greens/EFA
Erik Lewenhaupt
Head of Sustainability, Stena Line
Jacques Vandermeiren
CEO, Port of Antwerp
Peter Hinchliffe
Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
Louis-Noel Vivies
Managing Director, Energy Observer
Diane Gilpin
CEO and founder, Smart Green Shipping
Simon Bullock
Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
James Mason
Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
Nishan Degnarain
Chair, Ocean Finance Initiative, London School of Economics
Søren Skou
CEO of A.P. Møller - Mærsk
Jules Kortenhorst
CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute

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