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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.
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
MEPC 78/7/18: Reduction of GHG Emissions From Ship, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

MEPC 78/7/18: Reduction of GHG Emissions From Ships, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This document draws attention to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeʹs (IPCC) publication of the second part of three working group reports published as part of the Sixth Assessment Cycle. The Working Group II report entitled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability focuses on the physical science basis of climate change. The Committee is invited to note the findings from the report, together with the views of the co-sponsors, and is urged to support the urgent action outline.
PPR 9-8-3 - Fuels are key to urgent Black Carbon emission reductions

PPR 9-8-3 – Fuels are key to urgent Black Carbon emission reductions

This document highlights the need for urgent action to reduce ship Black Carbon emissions impacting the Arctic. The key to reducing Black Carbon emissions is the adoption of binding measures including those aimed at improving the quality of the fuels used on board ships.
MEPC 78-11 - Proposal to Designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission ControlArea for Su... (Albania, Algeria, Austria...)

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

This document sets forth a proposal to designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides, hereinafter referred to as the proposed ʺMed SOX ECAʺ, in accordance with regulation 14 and Appendix III to MARPOL Annex VI to take effect from 1 January 2025.
PPR 9-10-4 - Urgent matters related to the harmful effects of EGCS wastewater discharges andconflicts

PPR 9-10-4 – Urgent matters related to the harmful effects of EGCS wastewater discharges and conflicts with international treaty commitments and duties

This document identifies the risks associated with exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) wastewater discharges and accordingly recommends criteria that should be considered when risk and impact assessment guidelines are developed. It also identifies local, regional, and international regulatory instruments and measures which should be considered and included when a database containing restrictions and conditions on EGCS discharges is created.
PPR 9-8-2 - Prioritizing control measures to reduce Black Carbon emissions impacting the Arctic

PPR 9-8-2 – Prioritizing control measures to reduce Black Carbon emissions impacting the Arctic

This document stresses the urgent need for action to reduce Black Carbon emissions from international shipping and proposes priority measures for rapid implementation
Comments on SDC 8141 and text proposal for review of the 2014 Guidelines

SDC 8-14-9 – Comments on SDC 8141 and text proposal for review of the 2014 Guidelines (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria et. al EU)

This document suggests some specific text for possible revision of the Guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise from commercial shipping to adverse impacts on marine life (MEPC.1/Circ.833). Additional text to premamble, baselining, implementation and monitoring, energy efficiency and URN, and suggests and annex to guidelines.