The International Maritime Organization’s Initial Greenhouse Gas Strategy

This paper presents an initial analysis of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s initial greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) strategy for international shipping. At the 72nd meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee, IMO adopted a resolution codifying an initial GHG strategy for international shipping. This strategy, the first global climate framework for shipping, includes GHG reduction targets through 2050 and a list of possible short- to long-term policy measures to help achieve these goals. The strategy assumes that international shipping would consume between 3.8% and 5.8% of the world’s remaining carbon budget under the Paris Agreement. Achieving the strategy’s 2050 goal will require near-term policies for significant improvement in the fuel efficiency of vessels and the development and deployment of low- and zero-carbon fuels and propulsion systems.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p

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  • Accession Number: 01686745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 1:45PM