UN agrees roadmap to address shipping CO2 by 2023

More than 170 governments meeting under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization have agreed a strategy to address greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 2023

More than 170 governments meeting under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have agreed a strategy to address greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 2023.

An initial GHG strategy will be delivered in 2018, according to the roadmap adopted at the meeting of the IMO’s marine environment protection committee on Friday.

To inform further measures to cut emissions and to enhance energy efficiency, the UN maritime agency agreed to start collecting data on individual ships’ fuel use from January 2019. The new requirements apply to ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above, which account for around 85% of CO2 emissions from international shipping.

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