The Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships includes, inter alia, a candidate short-term measure to encourage the development and update of national action plans to develop policies and strategies to address GHG emissions from international shipping in accordance with guidelines to be developed by the Organization, taking into account the need to avoid regional or unilateral measures.
It is widely recognized that national action plans may facilitate the implementation of IMO instruments in the national context and support the achievement of international commitments through complementary national action.
Thus, many Member States are already taking actions at national level to facilitate the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.
Submitted national action plans (NAPs)
Relevant national action plans and strategies submitted to the Secretariat are available for download below:
As part of its Ship Emissions Toolkit, the IMO GloMEEP project has published a Guide No.3 : Development of a national ship emissions reduction strategy, aimed at supporting countries in developing a national ship emissions reduction strategy that can guide potential policy and investments options.
It should be noted that IMO, through its Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP), supports Member States in the formulation and development of national maritime transport policies (NMTPs), thus strengthening the maritime capacities and contributing to the achievement of the UNSustainable Development Goals (SDGs).