Technical workshop on emissions from aviation and maritime transport

4-5 October 2007 | Oslo, Norway

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Daily highlights:
Thursday, 4 October - Friday, 5 October

Highlights for Thursday, 4 October 2007

On Thursday, participants attended a plenary session setting the scene for GHG emissions from international aviation and maritime transport, followed by two parallel sessions on aviation and on maritime transport. Henriette Westhrin, Ministry of the Environment, Norway, stated that no regulatory mechanisms currently exist for international aviation and maritime transport emissions, and stressed the importance of including these sectors in a post-2012 climate change regime. Jeff Huntington, European Environment Agency, said the technical barriers associated with GHG emissions reporting, data collection and methodological measures need to be removed. Stelios Pesmajoglou, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat referred to bunker fuels as the oldest item on the UNFCCC agenda, ascribing the lack of progress since SBSTA 22 (2005) to some countries linking progress on the bunker fuel issue to progress on other issues. Eivind Vagslid, International Maritime Organization (IMO) mentioned resolution A/963(23), the IMO to develop the mechanisms needed to achieve reduction of GHG emissions by formulating a work plan and developing a CO2 indexing methodology. Jane Hupe, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), said ICAO favors emissions trading, but that all parties have to participate on the same terms. Kristin Rypdal, CICERO and contributing IPCC author, noted that national inventories only include GHG emissions taking place within national territory, while international aviation and shipping emissions are reported separately as a so called "memo item" by the fuel selling country. In the parallel afternoon sessions on aviation and on maritime transport, participants heard presentations on issues in monitoring and reporting, on different models for calculating emissions, on possible future data requirements, as well as presentations by parties.

Chair Lars Olsen Hasselager, Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark, welcomed participants and introduced the programme.

Jeff Huntington, European Environmental Agency, spoke on the aims and objectives of the workshop.

Jane Hupe, ICAO Secretariat, talked on ICAO activities and developments in the field of emissions of GHGs from aviation.

Stylianos (Stelios) Pesmajoglou, UNFCCC Secretariat, spoke on the UNFCCC talked on the UNFCCC activities with regards to bunker fuels and the requirements to take the process forwards.

Eivind S Vagslid, IMO Secretariat, spoke on IMO activities on growth in GHG emissions and improvements in efficiency in maritime transport.

Henriette Westhrin, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Norway; and Marit Viktoria Pettersen, Ministry of the Environment.

Henriette Westhrin, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Norway welcomed participants and opened the session
On Thursday morning, 4 October participants convened in a plenary session.

Kristin Rypdal, CICERO, IPCC convening lead author, spoke on the IPCC methodologies and reporting principles for the estimation of GHG emissions from aviation and maritime transport.

David Lee, Manchester Metropolitan University, presented on the future climate effects of aviation and shipping emissions.

Afternoon Session: Maritime Transport

Mieke Reece, International Energy Agency presented on reporting domestic and international maritime transport and the implications for emission inventories.

L-R: Bert Borst, Ministry of Environment, The Netherlands; and Sveinung Oftedal, Ministry of the Environment, Norway and co-chaired the afternoon session on maritime transport emissions.

Afternoon Session: Aviation Transport

Odette Deuber, Íko Institute, spoke on approaches for separating domestic and international aviation emissions.

Sara Aagesen, Ministry of the Environment, Spain; and Manuel Estrada, Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, Mexico, Co-chaired the afternoon session focusing on aviation emissions.

Leif Hockstad, Environmental Protection Agency, US, spoke on the US experience in monitoring military aviation emissions

Daily highlights:
Thursday, 4 October - Friday, 5 October
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