Christos represents LJMU Maritime at United Nations



Senior Lecturer Christos Kontovas and Masters student Andrew Bourton contributed to debates on climate change and environmental protection at the United Nations.

The UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) took place in London (11 – 13 July) with Christos on a panel and Andrew attending the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Student Forum as part of the IMO event.

Andrew, a Maritime Operations Management student, was selected as a ‘next generation of leaders’ delegate and discussed updates on the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships with world-leading researchers, educators and experts from the maritime industry as well as students from all over the world.

This forum followed the high-profile Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC80), at which the International Maritime Organisation adopted a revised greenhouse gas emission strategy for the shipping sector. MEPC80 was attended by LJMU Reader in Sustainable Maritime Transport Dr Christos Kontovas, who sat as the representative for the International Association of Maritime Universities.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are embedded across all LJMU Maritime  programmes, along with the Women in Maritime Pledge and a firm commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.  

Image: Dr Christos Kontovas representing LJMU and the International Association of Maritime Universities at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC80) meeting.


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