13 Apr '18, 3pm

#ICCT: #IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

#ICCT: #IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping. This strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 and a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets. ICCT’s marine program director, Dan Rutherford, and senior marine researcher Bryan Comer participated in the talks over the past two weeks in London during the 72nd session of the MEPC (MEPC 72). The strategy implies that international shipping would consume between 3.8% and 5.8% of the world’s remaining carbon budget under the Paris Agreement, up from 2.3% in 2015. Meeting the ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180413-imo.html

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