IMO announced that climate change experts meet in Paris this week will hear about IMO’s extensive efforts to address GHG emissions from shipping.
IMO has adopted the only global legally-binding energy efficiency measures for an industry sector that will require ships built in 2025 to be 30% more energy efficient than those built last year.
At a side event on international transport, IMO will report on its work to support their implementation, particularly in developing countries.
Delegates will hear about the GloMEEP project to promote partnerships in maritime energy-efficiency technology and other important initiatives.
IMO’s objectives for COP 21/CMP 11
IMO’s main objectives for the Paris Conference (COP 21/CMP 11) are:
- In all communications seek to make clear that, as its track record to date so clearly demonstrates, IMO is the appropriate international body to continue work to address greenhouse gas emissions from ships engaged in international trade;
- in all communications seek to make clear that international shipping regulations are currently applied to all ships according to the non-discriminatory principle on which the IMO regulatory framework is based; and
- the interests of developing countries are fully taken into account, through IMO’s Technical Cooperation Programme and the implementation of resolution MEPC.229(65) on Promotion of Technical Co-operation and Transfer of Technology relating to the Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Ships.