Accelerating Maritime & Aviation Decarbonisation: a Cross-sector perspective
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The importance of decarbonisation in the aviation and maritime sectors has been front and centre this year. The UK's sixth Carbon Budget not only enshrined a new target of 78% carbon emissions reduction by 2035, but also incorporated the UK's share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first time.
The government's transport decarbonisation plan, published July 2021, sets out the commitments, actions and timings needed to build a UK wide transport system that contributes to a "better, greener Britain". Accelerating decarbonisation across aviation and maritime forms a central focus of this strategy, as well as being crucial for 'green' international trade.
Ahead of the COP26 summit in November, this session will offer you the opportunity to:
- Build your understanding of the low carbon fuels and zero emissions solutions, such as hydrogen, ammonia and electrification, which will make ‘jet zero’ and green ships a reality.
- Explore some of the challenges and opportunities that aviation and shipping decarbonisation might present for your organisation
- Discuss how we can harness cross-sector collaboration to drive research and innovation in this space
Deputy Director Aviation DecarbonisationDepartment for Transport
Holly Greig was appointed Deputy Director for Aviation Decarbonisation at the Department for Transport in June 2020. Holly joined the Department for Transport in January 2015 as Head of Climate Change Strategy, working on the Department’s overall response to reducing emissions from Transport. Holly was then appointed Head of Office for the Minister for Aviation in August 2016, before being appointed Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Transport Secretary in February 2018. Before this she held various policy and operational roles at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Health, including Head of Enforcement and Debt policy in the Department for Work and Pensions, where she led the delivery of primary and secondary legislation, and Head of Addiction Recovery policy in the Department for Health. She started her career at the Child Support Agency. Holly lives in London with her partner, and enjoys running and cooking.
Head of EnvironmentAssociated British Ports
As Head of Environment at Associated British Ports (ABP) Alan is a Chartered Environmentalist, experienced in environmental and sustainability issues including ESG reporting, air quality, GHG accounting, carbon reduction, waste management, biodiversity. ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country. Associated British Ports (ABP) is committed to reducing the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions arising from port activity. ABP’s absolute carbon footprint has decreased more than 27% since 2014, with some ports achieving reduction rates over 50%. Across the group, ABP continues to deliver major investment in solar and wind generation to maximise the use of renewables for powering our business. Last year, ABP generated over 22GWh of renewable electricity, enough to support many of our own and our customers’ operations, in some cases delivering a healthy surplus to the National Grid. This reduction in emissions not only minimises the environmental impacts of ABP’s own operations but also those of other port users. By combining reduced emissions with excellent rail, short sea and coastal shipping connections, ABP aims to continue to contribute to resilience and decarbonisation of our supply chains.
Dr Cristina Garcia-Duffy
Head of Technology – Strategy & Integration, ATI
Dr Cristina Garcia Duffy joined the ATI in April 2014 and is now the Head of Technology for Strategy & Integration. In her current role, Cristina is accountable for the development and refresh of the ATI technology strategy and for integration of technology cross-cutting areas including sustainability and the environment. Prior to the ATI, Cristina held various management positions within the R&T department at Leonardo Helicopters (previously known as AgustaWestland) and previously researching and teaching positions at two universities. Cristina holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSc and BSc with honours from Saint Louis University, both in the USA.