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WMU welcomes Paris Agreement

WMU welcomes the historic agreement to combat climate change that was agreed in Paris on 12 December (”Paris Agreement”) in which 195 Nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.

In the wake of COP21, European shipowners call for solid action in IMO

European shipowners welcome the ambitious and forward-looking climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend. They call on all actors involved to work together for decisive action in the IMO, which is the appropriate international body to address greenhouse gas emissions from ships engaged in international trade.

IMO welcomes Paris Agreement

IMO welcomed the historic achievement of the COP21; the Paris Climate Change Agreement which identifies a clear goal of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.”

China announces new ship emission control areas

The Britannia P&I Club provides information regarding the tough controls on ship emissions that China will introduce at three key port areas from January 2016 to reduce sulphur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death.

Rapid growth in carbon dioxide emissions breaks in 2015

A report released by the Global Carbon Project (GCP) has found that emissions of carbon dioxide in 2015 will break the rapid emissions growth of the past decade.Despite global economic growth in 2015, worldwide emissions from fossil fuels are projected to decline by 0.6 per cent this year.

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