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Mission Zero and the Race to Decarbonization

Original Air Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Duration: 2 Hours

Over the course of the next decade, the race to decarbonize is expected to ramp up. Driven by carbon markets and carbon pricing, global efforts to decarbonize all aspects of society will be in full force. The ability to facilitate the energy transition hinges on the incorporation of alternative fuels and without shipping, this vision cannot be made a reality. 

In this year’s Sustainability Summit, ABS brought together leaders from both the maritime industry as well as other industries to explore the potential of carbon economics and the role of the emerging hydrogen and carbon value chains in transforming shipping and driving the global energy transition.


Hosted by Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President of Global Sustainability, ABS

Opening Remarks

  • Speakers: Vassilios Kroustallis, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, ABS

Panel #1: Crossing the Chasm, Carbon Economics in Maritime

In this panel we will discuss how carbon economics will be one of the pivotal forces behind the decarbonization of shipping and how key elements like carbon pricing as well as green and sustainable financing will act as a catalyst.

  • Moderator: Lindsey Keeble, Managing Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
  • Panelists:
    • Magda Kopczynska, Director for Waterborne Transport, European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport.
    • Peter Jameson, Partner, Boston Consulting Group 
    • Janin Aden, Head of Corporate Sustainability Management, Hapag Lloyd
    • Philipp Wünschmann, Head of Shipping, Berenberg

Panel #2: Emerging Value Chains, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture

In this panel we will discuss how the interconnection of the hydrogen and carbon value chains can provide the answer to global decarbonization but will require global support to rapidly ramp up the infrastructure and technology development for shipping.

  • Moderator: Kathrin Lau, Editor In Chief Schiff & Hafen | Ship & Offshore
  • Panelists:
    • Michalis Agraniotis, Senior Business Development Manager, Decarbonisation Business Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA
    • Ingrid Marie Vincent Andersen, Head of Decarbonisation Sustainability, A.P. Moller - Maersk
    • Sigurd Jenssen, Director Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä

Audience Questions

Closing Comments

  • Speaker: Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President of Sustainability, ABS



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