December 9th (Thursday)
|Date||December ９ (Thu.), 2021, 13:00～17:00|
|Venue||Conference Room 3A|
The Energy Efficiency Design Index, the so-called EEDI, has been made mandatory for newly built ships in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and these regulations are being tightened year by year. In the meantime, the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), has confirmed the vision of the IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and, as a matter of urgency, aims for “zero GHG emissions in this century”. In order to accomplish this goal and for Japan to lead the international shipping community in the future, it is important that the expertise and efforts of the Japanese government, the shipping industry, ship-building industry, and marine engineering industry all work together. Panel Session 1 will discuss a comprehensive and long-term strategy to realize zero GHG emissions and explore a more desirable future vision of international shipping. In so doing, we would hope to create better opportunities for younger generations to join the maritime community.