Ingrid Irigoyen

Aspen Institute Shipping Decarbonization Initiative

Director, Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV)

Ingrid Irigoyen serves as the associate director, Ocean and Climate, for the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program. She develops new projects, leads existing workstreams on the ocean and coastal sustainability and decarbonization of the ocean economy, and provides strategic advisory and facilitation services for partners striving to work collaboratively to address multi-sectoral ocean and coastal challenges. Irigoyen serves as director of the Aspen Institute Shipping Decarbonization Initiative, an effort to engage multinational businesses and US policymakers to accelerate the decarbonization of maritime shipping. As part of this work, she is the facilitator and project lead for the Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessel Initiative (coZEV), a new collaborative initiative to harness the buying power of major cargo owners to accelerate the pace of decarbonization in container shipping. Prior to joining Aspen in 2018, Irigoyen was a senior mediator and program manager at Meridian Institute, where she devoted 13 years to the design, management, and facilitation of collaborative efforts to solve environmental and sustainability problems, with a special focus on oceans and coasts. She has experience with coalition and consensus-building; strategy development; facilitation of multi-year, multi-stakeholder collaborations; and organization of large conferences and high-level decision-making meetings. Prior to this, among other positions, Irigoyen was a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She holds a master's in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from the University of New Hampshire. 

Sessions With Ingrid Irigoyen

Tuesday, 1 March

  • 03:15pm - 04:00pm (EST) / 01/mar/2022 11:15 pm - 02/mar/2022 12:00 am


    Shippers and Sustainability: Carving a Path to Decarbonization

    2021 saw beneficial cargo owners stepping into the conversation and leading in ambition around shipping decarbonization. Through initiatives such as the Cargo Owners for Zero-Emission Vessels (coZEV) 2040 Ambition Statement and the Getting to Zero Coalition’s Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization, BCOs are publicly committing to ambitious decarbonization goals and pushing the shipping value chain to accelerate the pace of decarbonization solutions. Featuring BCOs that have signed onto the coZEV Ambition Statement, in which they set a public target to only use zero-emission shipping by 2040, this session will answer questions such as:

    • How are the corporate decarbonization goals of climate-leading BCOs changing related to maritime shipping? What is driving the surge in ambition?

    • How should carriers and 3PLs prepare now to meet the growing expectations of climate-leading BCOs regarding shipping decarbonization? In particular, how can they get beyond efficiency measures with current fuels and prepare for the adoption and scaling of zero-emission technologies? What criteria should they be using when assessing potential future fuels and technologies?

    • How can BCOs and other stakeholders across the shipping value chain work together to accelerate this transition, for example by building confidence for investment in zero-emission fuels and technologies that BCOs will find acceptable from a climate and cost perspective; and by engaging with policy-makers about supportive measures that can make zero-emission shipping cost-competitive as quickly as possible?