Programme

First International Conference of the Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network (TRAMEREN) on Maritime Actors and Climate Change: Incentives and Strategies for Voluntary Action

Time: 20-21 June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Place: University of Copenhagen, Meeting room: Udvalgsværelse 3 and 4, Nørregade 10, DK-1165 Copenhagen K

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Day 1 - Monday 20 June 2016

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival and registration
Pastry, fruit and  beverages will be served
10:00 – 10:30 Opening and Welcome

Professor Henrik Palmer Olsen, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Professor Vibe Ulfbeck, director of CEVIA, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Professor Richard Stewart, University Professor, John E. Sexton Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Guarini Center, New York University School of Law  
10:30 – 11:15

Opening ‘keynote’ addresses

Maritime Emissions and the Global Climate
Professor Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University and Visiting Professor, New York University School of Law

Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships: The Role of the International Maritime Organization
Professor Daniel Bodansky, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University  

11:15 – 13:00 Session 1: Mapping the International Legal and Policy Framework

Chair: Professor Richard Stewart, Director of the Guarini Center, School of Law, New York University

International Maritime Transport and the Paris Agreement
Assistant Professor Beatriz Martinez Romera, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen 

The Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping and Jurisdiction of States
Professor Yoshifumi Tanaka, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Reducing Emissions from Aviation: Lessons for Maritime Transport
Mr. Michael Mehling, Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Going it alone on climate change in the maritime sector – exploring the question of WTO compatibility
Assistant Professor Stephanie Switzer, Law School, Strathclyde University

Regulating Maritime Emissions outside the UNFCCC: The Role of the UN
Dr. Annalisa Savaresi, Law School, University of Edinburgh and Assistant Professor Jacques Hartmann Law School, University of Dundee  
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch  at Munkekælderen (Frue Plads 4, A)
Buffet and a snapshot of the University’s buildings by Professor Henrik Stevnsborg, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
14:15 – 16:00

Session 2: Opportunities and obstacles to crafting a regional approach

Chair: Associate Professor Sanja Bogojevic, Faculty of Law, Lund University

The EU’s MRV Regulation – Overview and Assessment of Legal Impact
Professor Henning Jessen, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

Unilaterally taxing maritime carbon emissions
Mr. Dirk Heine, PhD fellow at University of Hamburg and Mr. Goran Dominioni PhD fellow at Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Opportunities for using states’ port state jurisdiction to enforce regional and/or domestic environmental obligations on the maritime sector
Professor Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Regional innovation for a less intense carbon maritime industry: the case of LNG in Northern Europe
Mr. Domagoj Baresic, PhD fellow at UCL Energy Institute  

International Bunker Emissions: the Limits of Regional Unilateralism
Professor Glen Plant, Consultant and Barrister (England and Wales) ret'd  

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
Cake, fruit and beverages will be served  
16:15 – 17:45 Session 3: Understanding the origins and nature of voluntary initiatives

Chair: Professor Harro van Asselt, University of Easter Finland Law School

The logic of business vs. the logic of energy management
Associate Professor René Taudal Poulsen, Copenhagen Business School

The promises and limits of private standards to reduce GHG emissions from shipping
Reader Dr. Tristan Smith, Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources University College London

Exploring Company Actors in Transnational Climate Change Governance
Mr. Kristian E.G. Kristensen, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Danish Industry perspective
Ms. Maria Bruun Skipper, Director, Head of Security, Health, Environment and Innovation, Danish Shipowners’ Association

Day 2 - Tuesday 21 June 2016

10:45 – 11:00 Arrival
11:00 – 12:30 Session 4: Assessing the legal implications of voluntary commitments and devising strategies to promote compliance in self-regulating regimes

Chair: Associate Professor Anita Rønne, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

The implications of an emissions trading scheme on long term charterparties
Professor Vibe Ulfbeck, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Associate Professor Anders Møllmann, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Voluntary Actions for Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping: Probable Ways for Ensuring Transparency
Lecturer Dr. Felicity Deane, School of Law, Queensland University of Technology and Senior Lecturer Dr. Saiful Karim, School of Law, Queensland University of Technology

A view from above: global climate change governance and voluntary action in international aviation
Senior Lecturer Dr. Steven Truxal, The City Law School, City University London

Potential compliance mechanisms for clubs of private actors
Adjunct Professor Bryce Rudyk, New York University School of Law
12:30 – 13:15 Closing panel – Charting the research frontiers

Chair: Ms. Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Executive Director Guarini Centre, New York University School of Law, and Assistant Prof. Beatriz Martinez Romera, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Professor Richard Stewart, University Professor, John E. Sexton Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Guarini Center, New York University School of Law

Professor Daniel Bodansky, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Professor Harro van Asselt, University of Easter Finland Law School

Professor Yoshifumi Tanaka, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Michael Mehling, Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the MIT

Professor Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Professor Vibe Ulfbeck, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
13:15 -14:30 Lunch and Networking
Buffet and beverages