Invitation to Sustainable Shipping event – 27 May 2015

 

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING: CIVIL SOCIETY IN DIALOGUE
WITH POLICY MAKERS AND THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2015 / 11:00 – 15:00

Venue: European Parliament Information Office in Greece
               8 Leof. Amalias – 105 57 Athens

 
European ship owners own 40% of the world fleet and Greece is the European Union’s largest ship owning Member State. Several European policies target the environmental performance of shipping. This event will create a forum to discuss environmentally sound practices related to emissions, marine pollution and ship recycling as well as recent policy and legislative developments at the EU level.

We will focus on the role ship owners need to play to ensure the sustainable operation and management of their fleet, and the policies the EU, and Greece in particular, need to implement to not only hold ship owners accountable for substandard practices, but to also reward responsible ship owners. European NGOs working on sustainable shipping, European and Greek policy makers and industry representatives will share their views on future challenges and opportunities for Europe’s maritime industry.
 

With the support of: 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moderated by:

 Dionisis VITHOULKAS, journalist at TO VIMA
 

Language:

 Greek/English translation will be provided
 

Please register by 26 May at the latest 

 

Agenda

11:00    Registration and refreshments
 
11:30    Opening – welcome reception

  12:00    Issues at stake

13:15    Coffee/tea break
 
13:30    Reactions & panel discussion
             Short interventions by:

            Followed by a panel debate with the speakers and NGO representatives.

14:45    The Clean Shipping Index: a tool for the promotion of sustainable
             shipping,
Sara SKÖLD, Clean Shipping Network

14:55    Concluding remarks
 

Organised by: