IACCSEA welcomes the IMO GHG emissions reduction strategy
IACCSEA welcomes the progressive step taken by the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) of reaching an agreement to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from shipping by at least 50% from 2008 levels by 2050.
The deal also aims to reach peak GHG emissions “as soon as possible” and targets a reduction in the carbon intensity of ships. IACCSEA supports this ambition and believes the sector should establish short-term targets to signal a greater sense of urgency in driving the transition to cleaner shipping.
IACCSEA hopes the IMO take a holistic approach too all emissions, both of air quality and climate change pollutants, in the creation of its strategy, due for revision in 2023, to work towards achieving this agreement and limit unintended environmental and human health consequences. Air pollution and climate change policies must be integrated to enable transition towards a cleaner shipping industry.
IACCSEA, a leading authority in demonstrating the technological and economic viability of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology capable of reducing NOx emissions from marine engines, will continue to support the IMO and the shipping community as we sail into a cleaner, more efficient future.