#IAPH2021: Paris Climate architect joins speaker list
Climate change and energy transition feature prominently in the programme of the 2021 World Ports Conference. We cover all possible aspects, from the geopolitical landscape to the nitty-gritty of clean marine fuel bunkering. We are delighted to welcome Christiana Figueres to the climate and energy speakers’ roster. Christiana was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016, in which role she was instrumental in achieving the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, a diplomatic milestone in the fight against climate change. Christiana Figueres will be speaking at the ‘Ports as Energy Transition Hubs’ session (22 June – 10.10-10.45 AM CEST). We interviewed Christiana for the January-February issue of Ports & Harbors. You can read the interview again here. Other top speakers in the climate and energy track include Pulitzer-prize winner Daniel Yergin (23 June – 10.25-10.55 AM CEST), author of The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations, and IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim (25 June – 1.35-2.20 PM CEST), who will reflect on the outcome of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting, which will be held the week before the conference (see article further below). The exclusive interview with MSC CEO Søren Toft (23 June – 4.45-5.30 PM CEST), the first since he started his role with the company in December last year, will also dive into the opportunities of decarbonisation.