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Global maritime organisations call on the IMO for an ambitious GHG strategy

The World Shipping Council, BIMCO, and the International Parcel Tankers Association have filed a proposal for the International Maritime Organization to consider in developing the Greenhouse Gas Strategy for the shipping industry.

  • Proposal calls for ambitious objectives to be included in the GHG Strategy, the establishment of a maritime R&D development programme to develop new technologies for carbon reduction, and an investment programme.
  • Organisations urge the IMO to consider a long-term vision for GHG reduction to meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.
  • They say that R&D is critical to this and to lower the global fleet’s carbon footprint by identifying what technology advances can be made and what can be applied in the immediate future.

View the proposal here.

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