IMO takes further actions on climate change

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.

 –The maritime industry has the expertise, technology, and willingness and ability to invest in new, more environmentally friendly solutions. International requirements for reporting emissions will help to promote this development, says CEO of the NSA, Sturla Henriksen.

The meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee on April 22 was the first after COP 21 in Paris. The Environment Committee was expected to establish a binding global reporting system for CO2 emissions (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system - MRV) and to agree on a CO2 strategy to reduce emissions from international shipping further. This work will be initiated on the next MEPC meeting in autumn 2016.

More information about the agreement.