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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 78/7/18: 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.
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.
SDC 8-14-4 - Provisional Work plan (Canada)

SDC 8-14-4 – Provisional Work plan (Canada)

This submission proposes a strategy and provisional workplan for the Review of Guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise from commercial shipping to address adverse impacts on marine life, and the identification of next steps. The Annex has useful proposed timeline.
Comments on documents SDC 814 and SDC 814

SDC 8-14-6 – Comments on documents SDC 814 and SDC 8141 (FOEI, WWF, IFAW, PE)

This submission from eNGOs including CAA members proposes additional elements to the proposed approach in SDC 8-14/1, while emphasising the need for a programme of action to further prevent and reduce underwater radiated noise from shipping.
SDC 8-14-1 - Scoping document on Underwater Noise from Commercial Shipping

SDC 8-14-1 – Scoping document on Underwater Noise from Commercial Shipping (Canada, New Zealand, UK, US)

Provides a proposed new outline for the 2014 Guidelines and includes suggestions for improvements for consideration by SDC in its review and proposed revisions. Notes the development of a proposal for a program of action and/or next steps to further prevent and reduce URN based on the findings of the review will be pursued after the review of the 2014 Guidelines.