Climate action and clean air in shipping

In 1997, a new annex was added to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The "Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships" (Annex VI) seek to minimize airborne emissions from ships (SOx, NOx, ODS, VOC shipboard incineration) and the carbon intensity of global shipping in order to annihilate its contribution to local and global air pollution and environmental problems.

MARPOL Annex VI entered into force on 19 May 2005 and since then it has been continuously evolving in line with the commitments that Member States make within IMO to limit the harmful effects of air pollution and GHG emissions from international shipping on human health and the environment.

Climate action

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of international shipping

Future Fuels and Technology

The latest information on alternative fuels and technologies

Clean air in shipping

Reduction of air pollution of international shipping