BIMCO Urges IMO to Use Realistic Economic Growth Data in Next Greenhouse Gas Study

International shipping association BIMCO is calling for the IMO to use more realistic economic growth data in its upcoming study on greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry, and not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand. BIMCO will make the formal proposal next month to an expert workshop … [Read more...]

Tiny Marshall Islands Wields Outsized Clout for Climate Action

By Laurie Goering LONDON, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ships carrying goods around the world produce more than 2 percent of the world’s climate-changing emissions – as much as Germany, the European Union says. But shippers – much like aviation companies – until now have not had to set clear targets to slash those emissions. That changed Friday as the … [Read more...]

Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships: Here’s What’s on the Agenda for Next Week’s IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting

  Next week, the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is meeting at IMO Headquarters in London for its 72nd (MEPC 72) session where it is expected to adopt an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gases from ships. Since Tuesday, an Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG from Ships has been meeting for a … [Read more...]