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REDUCTION OF GHG EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

MEPC 78/7/27: Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships – IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2022 – Mitigation of Climate Change

This document comments on document MEPC 78/7/18 (WWF et al.) and draws attention to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeʹs (IPCC) publication Mitigation of Climate Change, the third report of the Sixth Assessment Cycle (AR6), and to the accompanying words of the UN Secretary-General, which add further impetus to the recommendations contained in document MEPC 78/7/18.
MEPC 78-9-1 - Outcome of PPR 9 (Secretariat)

MEPC 78/9/1: Outcome of PPR 9 Note by the Secretariat

This document provides the list of actions requested of the Committee on matters emanating from PPR 9
MEPC 78-11-1 - Proposal to designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission Control Area for S... (CSC)

MEPC 78/11/1 – Proposal to designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides

This document welcomes the proposal submitted by all coastal States of the Mediterranean Sea, all Member States of the European Union and the European Commission in document MEPC 78/11 (Albania et al.) to designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission Control Area (ECA) for Sulphur Oxides. The designation of a MED SOx ECA will improve air quality and provide health benefits for millions of residents as well as for nature, agriculture, and heritage conservation. This document supports a quick agreement on, and implementation of, an ECA for SOx emissions in the Mediterranean Sea as a whole.
Tradewinds: The IMO must now lead if it is to prove the doubters wrong

Tradewinds: The IMO must now lead if it is to prove the doubters wrong

For too long, the IMO has been out of step with other UN agencies on climate change and is in effect acting as a rogue element within the UN system … The IMO must face up to its responsibilities, putting its priorities in line with the UN on climate change, and use the collective political power and technological know-how of the shipping industry to … drastically limit shipping’s contribution to the global climate crisis,” said Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.
The Guardian: ‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating

The Guardian: ‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating

As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems
IMO Again Fails to Act on Black Carbon Emissions in Arctic

High North News: IMO Again Fails to Act on Black Carbon Emissions in Arctic

“The IMO has this week completely failed to take any significant steps or agree any action which would see significant reductions in black carbon emissions from shipping and its warming impact on the Arctic,”
Arctic Climate Crisis: Black Carbon Emissions

UN Shipping Body IMO Fails On Black Carbon, Lives Up To Reputation For Climate Inaction

A week that opened with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lambasting governments and industry for their climate inaction, and the IPCC’s Climate Mitigation report criticising the poor climate governance of international shipping, is set to close with the UN’s shipping agency, the IMO, again kicking climate concerns into the long grass, by failing to reduce the climate impacts on the Arctic from the black carbon emissions responsible for 20% of shipping’s climate impact, said the Clean Arctic Alliance today.
IMO considers emissions measures to save Arctic

Lloyds List: IMO considers emissions measures to save Arctic

Shipping body to consider calls to limit its emissions of black carbon and scrubber discharges
Arctic Climate Crisis: Black Carbon Emissions

PPR 9: Governments Must Cut Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions to Save the Arctic

At PPR9, NGO demand that IMO slash shipping's impact of black carbon emissions on the Arctic by requiring a switch to distillate or alternative cleaner fuels or methods of propulsion for vessels operating in or near Arctic waters.
MEPC 78/7/18: Reduction of GHG Emissions From Ship, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

MEPC 78/7/19: Proposal for how to calculate Well-to-Wake carbon dioxide equivalent emissions using both GWP100 and GWP20 for comparative purposes as part of the LCA guidelines

This document contains a concrete proposal for how to calculate Well-to-Wake carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from marine fuels using both 100-year Global Warming Potential (GWP100) and 20-year Global Warming Potential (GWP20) for comparative purposes as part of the IMO LCA guidelines