Hard Liners vs. Laggards, Understanding IMO’s Role in Accelerating or Hindering the Climate Transition

Michael Prehn, Federico Jensen

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Abstract

Global governance mechanisms and international organizations have been considered by many the main arena for the creation of climate goals and the forming of regulation to implement said goals. These authors have perceived these international organizations as the main orchestrators of action in a scattered field the interests. Therefore, this paper asks: What is the role of the IMO in accelerating or hindering the decarbonization in shipping? To answer this question, this paper employs qualitative methods and a new theorization of the concept of orchestration focusing on the role of private organizations and lobbying in orchestrating international governance: private orchestration. The data which comprises this study is derived from participant observation in the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 75th meeting, interviews with IMO representatives and documentary evidence from IMO Docs database. We argue that whether the IMO accelerates or hinders the process of decarbonization
of the shipping industry depends on the negotiating positions of states and industry actors and the strategic alliances between them. The positions of industry actors are especially relevant as orchestrators and provides for high levels of influence, taking away the orchestrating role of the IMO in the policy process.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2021
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedThe Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists. IAME 2021: Accelerating Transitions - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland
Varighed: 25 nov. 202127 nov. 2021
Konferencens nummer: 29
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Konference

KonferenceThe Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists. IAME 2021
Nummer29
LokationErasmus University Rotterdam
Land/OmrådeHolland
ByRotterdam
Periode25/11/202127/11/2021
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Emneord

  • IMO
  • Private orchestration
  • GHG regulation
  • Environmental governance

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