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.

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

Topics covered: Topics covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing market-based measures for international shipping — alignment with principles of international law
  • Designing market-based measures for international shipping — non-legal considerations (e.g. exemptions; price control mechanisms)
  • Carbon revenue use and governance
  • Regional carbon pricing initiatives for international shipping

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

When: Part 1 of the training was delivered in Autumn 2022. Part 2 will be delivered in Spring 2023. The Part 2 sessions will be delivered on the following dates:

  • Session 1 - April 26
  • Session 2 - May 03
  • Session 3 - May 10
  • Session 4 - May 17
  • Session 5 - May 24
  • Session 6 - May 31

Each session will be delivered at both 1pm-2pm UTC and 8pm-9pm UTC to ensure participation across time zones.

Where: Training will be delivered online via Zoom.

Duration: Each session will last 1 hour. 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 attend four of the six sessions will be issued an official training certificate from DCU.

Prerequisites: There is no requirement for prior knowledge or training in MBMs

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.