In April, IMO member states will decide on shipping's contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris accord. This deadline has no alternative, Director Maria Bruun Skipper of association Danish Shipping tells ShippingWatch.
The major shipping organizations reject criticism that they are hindering efforts to reduce maritime CO2 emissions. We played a major role in the development of a new environmental strategy, ICS tells ShippingWatch.
A new study from UK non-profit organization InfluenceMap shows that the shipping industry has a powerful influence over IMO decisions, released just as the IMO launches its week-long meeting on CO2 reductions.
Ship exhaust intensifies thunderstorms, shows new US research. Powerful lightning in the Indian Ocean, the Malacca Strait, and the South China Sea has struck exactly where the vessels sail, show 12 years of registrations. See the comparison here.
The IMO should, as a minimum, reach internal agreement that the coming climate strategy must contain clear-cut targets for by how much shipping must reduce its emissions. And there is also a need for immediate action, say NGOs.
The International Chamber of Shipping and three other interest groups have presented their proposal for two concrete climate requirements for shipping. The news comes ahead of a meeting of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee. NGOs point to a lack of ambition.
IMO efforts to lay down a joint strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping are moving in the right direction, says EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, calling for a joint stance at the next meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee.
Renewables such as sun and wind are overtaking coal. In a new report, the International Energy Agency revises its prognosis for the future of sustainable energy and it is not looking good for the fossil fuel.
Yesterday, shipping, together with aviation, was removed from the draft for a global climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. Today, Maersk and the EU Commission are working hard to push shipping back again.
Shipping will be part of the main text of a climate deal being negotiated in Paris these days. Nothing is decided yet, but signs indicate a number of countries are against the inclusion of transport in a final deal, ShippingWatch learns.
While the climate negotiations are underway, several of the world's biggest shippers and charterers are now coming forth. CO2 emissions are increasingly used as a tool for deselecting inefficient vessels.
Shipping looks set to be included in a global climate agreement at the UN summit in December. The routes between Asia and North Europe have the biggest environmental advantage due to the mega-vessels, reports SeaIntel.
A series of investment institutions have published an open letter accusing the mining and energy industry for operating with one climate agenda in the public and another internally, and they call for the industry to stop using lobby groups in organizations including the EU.