Regulating Airborne Shipping Emissions: Current Status, Future Outlook and Insights on Industry Responses

The increasing severity of climate change effects and the rising degradation of air quality call for immediate actions to be taken. The Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represent today the most important strategies framing such actions at the global level, and it is them that the shipping industry aims to complement and reinforce by the very recent adoption of the initial IMO strategy to reduce GHG emissions from ships, along with several other policies and actions that have been already undertaken or planned not only at a global but also at a regional, national and local level. The above mark a new era that the shipping industry is moving towards, which does not however come without a series of challenges that ought to be addressed so that the expected environmental improvements can be successfully achieved. It is this changing landscape that the paper aims to present, by providing a comprehensive overview of current shipping environmental policies at all different levels, as well as of the various measuring techniques and modelling approaches that are available today for monitoring ship emissions. When efficiently combined, the latter may support the introduction of new cost-effective inspection mechanisms, which are currently acknowledged as a major gap that needs to be addressed, potentially also affected the responses of the shipping industry to the changing, stricter environmental regulations which are now characterized of increased uncertainties coupled with a significant business impact.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-05588
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2019 2:22PM