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IMO Sec-Gen: A GHG strategy must be agreed on MEPC 72

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim stressed that a successful outcome on GHG strategy is very important, as he opened the working group meeting ahead of the forthcoming key Marine Environment Protection Committee. Mr. Lim called the meeting to finalize the draft Initial Strategy for adoption at MEPC 72.

Greek shipowners call for strategies to eliminate GHG

The Union of Greek Shipowners announced that it supports the outcome of the forthcoming IMO MEPC 72, which agreed regarding the Initial IMO Strategy for GHG emissions reduction for international shipping. The UGS called for an ambitious vision, to eliminate all CO2 emissions from international shipping in the second half of the century, or as soon as the availability of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion technology makes this possible.

ECSA urges for ambitious GHG reduction targets at MEPC 72

With the IMO MEPC 72 meeting fast approaching, ECSA’s President Panos Laskaridis reiterated the European Shipowners’ strong commitment to the development of an ambitious and realistic IMO strategy on GHG within the time schedule agreed in the Roadmap and urged Member States to work diligently towards this goal.

What’s on the agenda for MEPC 72?

MEPC 72nd session will take place from 9 to 13 April 2018, at IMO Headquarters in London. MEPC 72 will focus on five key issues: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships; Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit; Ballast water management treaty implementation; Measures to reduce risks of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic; and Marine litter.