The Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network (TRAMEREN) is an international research network established between, Faculty of Law (the Center for International Law Conflict and Crisis (CILCC) and Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) of the University of Copenhagen and the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, New York University School of Law.
The purpose is of TRAMEREN is to explore research synergies and to develop a framework for collaboration and exchanges between the partner institutions, and with other associated members and institutions, in the area of climate change and maritime transport. Further, TRAMEREN seeks to foster exchanges and dialogues concerning maritime transport and broader contexts of sustainability, energy and environment.
In particular, the focus of the network activities for 2016 and 2017 was to explore the role of private maritime actors and alternative ways of tackling greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime transport sector. This included a general understanding of the opportunities, incentives, secondary benefits, as well as obstacles, for voluntary actions in Denmark/EU and the USA and a close examination of their implications in terms of enforcement and liability. In 2018, TRAMEREN is expanding its scope incorporating prominent issues of the international research agenda related to maritime transport, in particular, the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, ocean governance and the Arctic.
TRAMEREN appertains to CEVIA’s research projects on Maritime Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and CILCC’s research project on Climate Change Mitigation.