IMO participated in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18/CMP 8)
in Doha, Qatar, in 2012 and provided an update of IMO’s work to address GHG emissions from international shipping to the thirty-seventh session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 37) under agenda item 11(d) – Emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport.
The amendments to MARPOL Annex VI Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships, scheduled to enter into force on 1 January 2013, add a new chapter 4 to Annex VI on Regulations on energy efficiency for ships to make mandatory the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.
Recent work in the Marine Environement Protection Commmittee
2012 MEPC 63
: Adoption of four sets of guidelines intended to assist in the implementation of the mandatory Regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships in MARPOL Annex VI
Market-based measures discussions to continue at MEPC 65 (2014)
The MEPC 64th session
received updates to several of the proposed market-based measures (MBMs) to reduce GHG emissions, which would complement the technical and operational measures already adopted. However, in view of time constraints at the current session, the MEPC agreed to postpone detailed debate on MBMs to MEPC 65.
Studies and reports