Free Special Online Training for IMO Delegates on Market-Based Measures for International Shipping


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Background: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working on a suite of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the international shipping sector. Market-based measures (MBMs) form part of this suite and can contribute to reducing emissions from the industry cost-effectively. They also have the unique potential to raise significant amounts of climate finance (between 40 and 60 billion US dollars annually until 2050). 

What: Dublin City University (DCU) is offering an online training programme on MBMs for IMO delegates from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and African States. The training is delivered by Dr Goran Dominioni with expert support from partners, including the World Bank and UNCTAD. Training will be delivered online via Zoom.

Target group: IMO delegates (IMO representatives and delegation members) with no, little, or intermediate expertise in MBMs for international shipping.

Benefits of the training:

  • Enhanced delegate understanding of MBMs to reduce GHG emissions from shipping
  • Knowledge exchange on the implementation of MBMs in shipping
  • Networking among peers

Fees: This training is supported by Irish Aid, and is therefore available free of charge to attendants, upon mandatory registration.

When: Eight sessions will be delivered in two parts 2 sessions in Autumn 2022 and 6 sessions in Spring 2023. Each session will be delivered twice to ensure participation across time zones. The Spring sessions will build on the Autumn sessions. The dates for the Autumn sessions are:

  • Session 1: October 26th 2022 at (delivered twice):
    • 1pm UTC – 2.30pm UTC &
    • 9pm UTC – 10.30pm UTC
  • Session 2: November 2nd 2022 at (delivered twice):
    • 1pm UTC – 2.30pm UTC &
    • 9pm UTC – 10.30pm UTC

Duration: Each session will last 1.5 hours. Participants are invited to prepare for each session with materials provided in advance and free of charge. Preparation will take approx. 1 hour per session. 

Certification: Participants who complete both sessions will obtain a training certificate from DCU. 

Facilitator: Dr Goran Dominioni, Assistant Professor at DCU. For more information, please see here. Guest speakers from partner organisations will also contribute to some of the sessions.

Part 2 (April - June 2023): Further information on Part 2 of the training, including dates, topics covered, and registration, will be circulated in December 2022. Attendance at the Autumn sessions is highly recommended but is not pre-requisite to participate in the Spring sessions.