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5th Annual Baltic ICS Lecture Series: Using Carbon Markets and their impact on Freight

About this event

About the event

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers will be focusing on the carbon markets in their next free-to-attend webinar.  

Environmental regulation aimed at reducing emissions from shipping is both complex and ambiguous. It has never been more critical to business outcomes to develop a solid understanding of the landscape, after considering the technical, regulatory landscape alongside the market response and the commercial implications.

The panel will focus on the use of carbon markets to support a broader sustainability strategy. Both the voluntary or offset market and the implications of the inclusion of the maritime industry into the EU ETS, will be covered.

Join us for this webinar, which will provide the context and overview and of environmental regulation, along with why it is important to act to position oneself favourably, and what can be done to mitigate risk.


Martin Crawford-Brunt, Decarbonisation Lead, Baltic Exchange (CEO -Lookout Maritime)

  • Martin will cover the environmental regulatory landscape and the need for developing a carbon risk management strategy. Both as part of ongoing business risk management and commercial activity as well as meeting sustainability and environmental expectations from stakeholders and clients going forward. 

James Blunt, Head of voluntary carbon, shipping & aviation at Redshaw Advisors Ltd - An introduction to the carbon markets

  • What are the carbon markets? – compliance (EUETS) and voluntary
  • Background to EUETS and inclusion of the maritime sector
  • Timelines and registration process
  • Risk manage your exposure to carbon
  • Latest updates from the EU (Council/ Commission and Parliament) 
  • What should ship brokers know about EU ETS now and ahead of the implementation
  • What practical steps are recommended for ship owners in the coming months
  • What practical steps are recommended for shippers or charterers in the coming months
  • How to manage the variations in the approaches on this will be implemented by EU various jurisdictions

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    James Blunt Head of voluntary carbon, shipping & aviation @ Redshaw Advisors Ltd

    James has worked in the environmental markets since 1998. Prior to joining Redshaw Advisors he helped to launch and manage the Environment Exchange at OM Group, set up and ran the environmental broking desk (compliance & voluntary carbon and renewables) at Marex Spectron for 10 years and spent 10 years in renewable energy origination, finance and operation.

  • Guest speaker
    Martin Crawford-Brunt Decarbonisation Lead, Baltic Exchange @ (CEO -Lookout Maritime)

    Martin has a passion for advancing sustainability, social and safety outcomes in the maritime industry to improve global prosperity without harming people or the planet. He founded Lookout Maritime, as a vehicle to deliver on these objectives. Prior to this he was CEO of RightShip.

  • Guest speaker
    Tom Baak Advisor Environmental Markets - Maritime @ Redshaw Advisors Ltd.

    Tom has a keen interest in the maritime sector and the challenges that decarbonisation and sustainability will bring. He has a background working for various companies serving the maritime and offshore industry in and around the port of Rotterdam and studied International shipping and finance in the UK and Greece.

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