IMO moves ahead with CO2 monitoring scheme

It looks like the IMO's process to approve a method for regulating CO2 emissions is picking up speed. Following disappointing negotiations after the meetings of the IMO's environmental committee last fall, it's starting to look like the words might lead to action, says the Danish Shipowners' Association.

There have been a lot of difficulties surrounding the attempts to start proper discussions regarding shipping's CO2 emissions, especially within the IMO. But now it looks like the IMO has started the process to find the right MRV system (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) to limit pollution, says Maria Bruun Skipper, chief consultant at the Danish Shipowners' Association, regarding decisions made at last week's meeting of the IMO's environmental committee, MEPC.

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