The member state representatives who attended the latest meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee did so remotely and battled through a growing lack of trust to finally agree the details of the two measures the IMO secretariat call the short term measures. These as anyone in shipping will likely know are the EEXI and CII.
They will kick in in 2023 and while they will have an impact, have been decried by green lobby groups as not strong enough. But are they as weak as many sugest?
Some of the green gorups decry these as not being able to create long term change, but are they here to do so? SUrely that will be the jo of the mid and long term measures (Market-based-measures) which will now begin to consume committee meeting time.
But also are critics only looking at the baseline average figures being talked about and not going into enough detail, particularly with regard the CII?
In order to find out more about some of the deeper detail, Fathom World’s Craig Eason spoke to Edwin Pang who heads up the IMO Committee of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.
Edwin has also been going into more detail than one can do in a podcast chat in inked In and you can read more about his insight into the details here.