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A first step: The IMO's regulation of shipping emission

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Guest commentary by T&E's Bill Hemmings on Point Carbon.com.

Last month’s decision at the IMO to adopt an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships was a significant first step to address GHG emission from international shipping but it cannot be seen as a solution on its own.

Shipping becomes first industry with global climate standard

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Shipping has become the first industry to agree a global carbon dioxide reduction strategy. This month’s vote at the International Maritime Organisation approved the establishment of an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships. T&E welcomed the decision, but says it cannot be seen as a solution on its own, especially because the EEDI will take many years to be truly effective.

Shipping shows aviation that climate action can happen

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Opinion By Jos Dings - T&E DirectorThis edition of the Bulletin is somewhat special. You will have seen it is the 200th, after exactly 20 years of operation. But it is also special because it is one of the few in which both aviation and shipping take centre stage. And because a divide between them is emerging. It is becoming increasingly clear that, while in the shipping sector the global community can actually take occasional steps forward, in aviation it is still the same old sad story of trying to stop progress from happening. Or even worse, trying to reverse it.

Environmental groups welcome IMO's energy efficiency standard for new ship, but call for further actions to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

The Clean Shipping Coalition welcomes the adoption by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) of an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
regulation for new ships, but warns that it's only the first step in what needs to be a far more expansive effort to address shipping’s climate impacts.(1)

Slow progress of talks tests EU’s deadline

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Pressure on the EU to take unilateral action on tackling greenhouse gases from international shipping has grown after talks at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) last month failed to make much progress. The stalemate increases pressure on the EU to act on its commitment to take action in Europe if no international deal is reached by the end of this year.

International talks on shipping emissions stall

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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) failed to reach agreement on global action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping at a meeting in London last week (1). Environmental groups have repeated calls for EU action in the absence of progress on global measures.

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