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Brief on the outcome of the 3rd IMO Intersessional Working Group on GHG emissions

At IMO this past week (3-6 April 2018) took place the

3rd Meeting of the IMO Intersessional Working Group on the Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships.

INTERCARGO followed the deliberations in its consultative/observer status

and you may refer to our outline/commentary in view of this meeting here.

 

A 1st meeting took place on 26-30 June 2017 (just before the last MEPC 71 – Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting),

and a 2nd one on  23-27 October 2017.

 

The Working Group worked on the finalisation of the

INITIAL IMO STRATEGY ON REDUCTION OF GHG EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS

comprising:

– Introduction

– Vision

– Levels of Ambition and Guiding Principles

– List of candidate short-, mid- and long-term further measures with possible timelines and their impact on states

– Barriers and supportive measures; capacity building and technical cooperation; R&D

– Follow-up actions towards the development of the revised strategy

– periodic review of the strategy

with its report to be submitted to the 72nd  session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) (April 9-13)  – see here.

 

On the meeting’s outcome:

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