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To provide insights that can best serve EU objectives, notably to enable maritime transport to make a meaningful contribution to climate change whilst safeguarding its competitiveness.

Regulators, Shipowners and NGOs come together to debate
• ETS comes in many shapes and sizes. Given the specificity and the international character of the shipping sector, what should be the “Dos” and “Dont’s” in the Commission’s proposal?
• Is ETS part of, or the only solution to mitigate climate change from shipping? Is it essential or more effective than other measures? What other market-based and/or operational measures are needed?
• How much should ETS affect EU shipping and internal market policies for the proposal to be proportional?
• As combating climate change knows no borders, how compatible is the EU-ETS with IMO’s global decarbonisation approaches?

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Costas Kadis
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Republic of Cyprus

Mr. Andreas Kettis
Head of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus


Mr. Vassilios Demetriades
Shipping Deputy Minister to the President
Republic of Cyprus


Ms. Magdalena Adamowicz
MEP, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament

Ms. Clara de la Torre
Deputy Director-General of Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA), European Commission


Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis

Mr. Philippos Philis
Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd


Dr. Faig Abbasov
Shipping Director at Transport & Environment (T&E)

Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou
NGO AKTI Project and Research Centre

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