14 Nov '11, 11am

IMO in the news: Shipping deal will cut emissions by a quarter: @willn_bg

Emissions from shipping will fall by around 23 per cent over the next 20 years owing to a series of efficiency measures agreed earlier this year, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Shipping companies must consider operational practices, such as slower speeds, and technology upgrades in order to optimise the energy efficiency of their vessels under the mandatory regulations, while new vessels will have to meet rising minimum efficiency standards from 2015. FURTHER READING CCC: Shipping emissions must be included in 2050 carbon target Shipping leaders set course for greener future A report published by the UN body today predicts that these two measures will result in annual reductions in CO2 emissions of 151.5 million tonnes by 2020 and 330 million tonnes a decade later, equivalent to around 30 per cent of the 1,100 million tonnes the Committee on Cl...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2124527/imo-shipping...

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