The United Nations Environment Programme will publish a report during November, presenting an assessment of current national emissions mitigation efforts and ambitions that countries have presented. The report will also look at fiscal policy, the role of innovation, and the role of non-state and subnational action.
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, IPCC said in a new report, noting that limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.
None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his keynote address to the R20 Austrian World Summit in mid-May, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.
On Friday 4 of May, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Headquarters of the IMO. Mr. Guterres highlighted the important contribution of IMO’s work towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He also welcomed the recent adoption by IMO of an Initial Strategy to reduce GHG emissions from ships.
The International Chamber of Shipping, representing the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet at the COP 23 in Bonn, emphasises that the shipping industry is supports IMO’s strategy to reduce CO2.
A new interactive map shows the rise of ‘Blockadia’, a phenomenon where people try to block fossil fuel projects. In the last decade, Blockadia actions started in at least 48 places, compared to only 8 that started in the ten previous years.
A new report released by InfluenceMap claims that the shipping industry has deliberately blocked international efforts towards climate change, by creating lobby groups to keep shipping out of the Paris Agreement. The report refers namely to powerful shipping trade associations -ICS, BIMCO, WSC – supporting that their actions have stalled progress on regulation to curb pollution and greenhouse gas levels.
Ban Ki moon has welcomed the steps agreed upon by the IMO to address GHG emissions from shipping including: efforts to limit sulphur emissions; a mandatory data system for fuel consumption; strengthened implementation of energy-efficiency regulations; and a road map for developing by 2023 a comprehensive IMO strategy
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