Shipping Must be Part of the Solution

COP22: 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference - Marrakech, November 7 - 18 2016

At COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco,  SAIL MED called upon member states to reject the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) irresponsible approach to climate change and GHG in shipping.

Read our COP22 Position Paper here: "Dirty Fossil Fuel ‘Business-As-Usual’ Tactics Spew Out of the IMO" which summarizes the IMO's new briefing paper and strategy.

Right before COP22, the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 70th session in October to formulate the IMO's strategy for addressing climate change. The results are more than a let down; they are dangerous to the health of our seas, air and climate. 

Shipping must be part of the solution. The IMO and shipping industry must take clear and responsible action immediately to meet the CO2 reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement.

Ships are the most polluting source per metric ton of fuel consumed, now accounting for more than 27 % of all global NOx emissions, 10 % of all SO, emissions, over 2 % of all CO2 emissions [1].

Ship emissions are projected to rise a further 50-250% by 2050, under the current International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulatory framework [2].

If you would like to help represent us at COP22 please contact us!

Sources:

[1] ICCT 2007 

[2]  Third IMO GHG Study 2014- Final Report

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