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Author: Julien Dufour

Julien Dufour
Julien is a transport and environmental expert, verifier, researcher, speaker and moderator, with 20 years experience in the transport sector and 7 years experience in carbon emissions monitoring, reporting and verification. He is the Founder and CEO of Verifavia and Verifavia Shipping, the worldwide independent accredited carbon emissions verification bodies for aviation and maritime transport. Verifavia Shipping provides carbon emissions verification guidance and services that enable shipping companies to navigate the requirements of the EU Shipping Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation efficiently and effectively. By invitation of the European Commission, Julien is an active member of the ‘Shipping MRV group of experts on verification and accreditation’ under the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF). Julien holds a Masters in International Management from the ESCP Europe business school.

Shipping emissions: lessons learned from the aviation industry

COP21

Mr. Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, comments current developments regarding the inclusion of shipping in ETS and stresses that regardless the offsetting scheme is finally run by either IMO or an ETS, it is important for the industry not to deviate from the initial object; the reduction of the GHG emissions from shipping. Mr Dufour shares his long experience from the aviation industry to describe what an EU ETS for shipping would mean, noting that it will be definitely a ‘complex process’.

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What next for EU MRV?

verifavia

As an active member of the Commission's working group on Verification and Accreditation, Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, blogs about the regulation, the recently published Monitoring Plan template, and the implications for ship operators ahead of the UK Chamber’s EU MRV Seminar on 29th September.

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