Wed 6 April

4pm - 6.30pm

Marina Bay Sands

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On the heels of COP26, there is increasing urgency for international shipping to identify tangible action plans to attain the IMO’s 2050 GHG reduction target, whilst remaining inclusive.  This process will require considerable resources, innovation, and cooperation. 

Following the success of the joint IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Webinars in 2020 and the Future of Shipping Conference 2021, the joint IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Conference: Decarbonisation (FOSC 2022) returns to Singapore Maritime Week to tackle the critical and cutting-edge issue of maritime decarbonisation. FOSC 2022 aims to bring stakeholders together to identify possible solutions along the two pillars of “opportunities” and “gaps” in the maritime and energy value chains.

Under “Gaps”, stakeholders will discuss concrete steps to address the technology, policy or funding “gaps” that need to be addressed through market-based mechanisms (MBMs) and research and development (R&D). Under “Opportunities”, stakeholders will discuss the concrete steps needed to materialise the potential of low and zero-carbon emission solutions through innovation, finance, collaboration technical transfer, and capacity-building. 

4.00pmWelcome Participants
4.05pmWelcome Address by Minister S. Iswaran, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore (pre-recorded)
4.15pmOpening Remarks by Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO (pre-recorded)

Launches and Announcements


Addressing the Gaps – Technology, R&D and Market-Based Measures


  • Addressing technology gaps in the decarbonisation landscape - Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
  • Funding route-based action plans to decarbonise international shipping - NUS Centre for Maritime Studies
  • Market-based policy measures for zero-carbon shipping - World Bank

Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Moderator: Mr Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor (Ocean), UNGC

  • Professor Lynn Loo, CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)
  • Mr Chai Kah Hin, Associate Prof, National University of Singapore Centre of Maritime Studies
  • Mr Dominik Englert, Economist, Global Transport Knowledge and Expertise, World Bank
  • Mr Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Identifying the Opportunities – Innovation, Collaboration and Capacity-Building


  • Driving maritime decarbonisation capacity-building efforts in SIDs and LDCs - IMO Department of Partnerships & Projects
  • Technology transfer, innovation, and capacity-building - Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre Caribbean and Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre Asia
  • Global business and growth opportunities for shipping decarbonization - Global Maritime Forum

Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Moderator: Mr Jose Mathieckal, Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO


  • Ms Vivian Rambarath-Parasram, Head, MTCC Caribbean
  • Mr Wei Ruan, Head, MTCC Asia
  • Ms Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, Platform for Shaping the future of Mobility, World Economic Forum
  • Ms Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum
  • Mr Rafael Cigarruista, Director General of Merchant Marine, Panama Maritime Authority

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