• 2018 October 23 09:24

    IMO approves a programme of actions to deliver the initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

    The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) approved the follow-up programme on Monday (22 October). It is intended to be used as a planning tool in meeting the timelines identified in the initial IMO strategy, which was adopted in April 2018, IMO said in its press release.

    The initial strategy refers to a range of candidate short-, mid- and long term measures that will be considered by IMO. Short-term measures could be finalized and agreed between 2018 and 2023; mid-term measures, between 2023 and 2030; and long-term measures, beyond 2030.

    Feeding in to the process towards adoption of a revised Strategy in 2023 will be the data collection system on fuel oil consumption of ships over 5,000 gross tons, which begins on 1 January 2019; and a fourth IMO GHG study, to be initiated in the first half of 2019.The programme of follow-up actions provides agreed timelines for specified streams of activity.

    Commending the Committee’s approval of the programme of follow-up actions, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said the programme of follow up actions “sets a clear signal on how to further progress the matter of reduction of GHG emissions from ships up to 2023”.

    “The planning exercise to implement the Initial Strategy up to 2023 is now behind us. It is time to take a step further. In looking at the agreed programme of follow-up actions, I understand that you have a heavy workload ahead,” he said. “I am convinced that, in re-doubling your efforts and with enhanced support from working arrangements, you will be able to deliver and even accelerate the pace of actions and tackle this immense and global challenge.”

    Programme of follow-up actions
    The streams of activity identified in the programme of follow-up actions include:
     candidate short-term measures (Group A) that can be considered and addressed under existing IMO instruments;
     candidate short-term measures (Group B) that are not work in progress and are subject to data analysis;
     candidate short-term measures (Group C) that are not work in progress and are not subject to data analysis;
     candidate mid-/long-term measures and action to address the identified barriers;
     impacts on States;
     Fourth IMO GHG Study – set to be initiated in 2019;
     capacity-building, technical cooperation, research and development; and
     follow-up actions towards the development of the revised Strategy – set to be adopted in 2023.

    The Committee invited concrete proposals on candidate short-term measures to the next Committee session, MEPC 74 (May 2019), for consideration, as well as on the procedure for assessing the impacts on States; and also on candidate mid/long-term measures to MEPC 74 and MEPC 75.

    A working group is set to meet during the current MEPC session, to discuss, in particular, the scope of the planned Fourth IMO GHG Study. The working group is expected to report back to the plenary session at the end of the week.
     
    IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.




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