IMO Continues Work on Regime to Control GHG Emissions
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3 October 2008: The Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is meeting in London, UK, for its 58th session, from 6-10 October 2008.

During the meeting, the Committee will continue its work on developing a mandatory regime to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping.

In this respect, the Committee […]

<br /> Ship emissions high on agenda at IMO environment meeting 3 October 2008: The Marine Environment Protection Committee
of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is meeting in London, UK, for
its 58th session, from 6-10 October 2008. During the meeting, the Committee
will continue its work on developing a mandatory regime to control greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping.

In this respect, the Committee
will consider: phase 1 of the report of the updated IMO Study on Greenhouse Gas
Emissions from Ships, which has been completed by an international consortium
of research institutes coordinated by MARINTEK of Norway; and the report of the
first intersessional meeting of IMO’s Working Group on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
from Ships, held in Oslo, Norway (23-27 June 2008). To date, no mandatory GHG
instrument for international shipping has been adopted. However, this issue is
high on the Committee’s agenda and the IMO is currently working in accordance
with a work plan, due to culminate in 2009 with the adoption of a binding
instrument. The Organization is working to have measures in place to control
GHG emissions from international shipping before the first commitment period
under the Kyoto Protocol expires at the end of 2011. The Committee is also
expected to decide whether GHG regulations should form part of an existing
convention or whether a new instrument should be developed. [IMO
Press Release
]

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