IMO expert group on shipping GHG emissions

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) environment policy decision-making body agreed in March to set up an expert group that will assess the feasibility of market-based measures for reducing ship’s greenhouse gas emissions. The expert group will make recommendations at the next meeting of the IMO’s marine environment protection committee (MEPC) in September.

Another working group is looking at options to improve ships’ energy efficiency. The committee prepared a draft text on mandatory requirements for an energy efficiency index for new ships and an energy efficiency management plan for all ships.

Source: ENDS Europe Daily, 29 March 2010

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