Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) Recap

14th August 2023

During the recent 2023 MEPC 80 session, the IMO strategy concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships was approved. This version of the strategy incorporates more ambitious goals for addressing detrimental emissions. Protea is at the forefront of Shipping and Marine emissions monitoring with our P2000 range of Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) specifically designed for stack exhaust power units.

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) Recap

The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility is key for today’s marine and offshore industries. The updated IMO GHG Strategy encompasses a heightened collective aspiration to achieve nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping around 2050. This entails a pledge to promote the adoption of alternative fuels with minimal or zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and it also outlines approximate progress checkpoints for 2030 and 2040.

A key element from the recent MOEC 80 session was clarification on Tackling climate change - cutting GHG emissions from ships. During the 80th session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), an updated GHG Strategy was embraced. This revised approach strives to substantially diminish greenhouse gas emissions originating from worldwide maritime activities. The fresh objectives encompass a 20% emissions decrease by 2030, a 70% decrease by 2040 (in comparison to 2008 levels), and the overarching aim of attaining emissions neutrality by 2050. Anticipated to be enforceable around the middle of 2027, these novel regulations hold importance for ship proprietors, managers, equipment producers, and fuel providers.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has established worldwide guidelines pertaining to energy efficiency for vessels (further information can be found here). Furthermore, IMO remains actively engaged in implementing tangible measures to guarantee that global maritime transportation contributes proportionately to combating climate change.

Following extensive negotiations spanning multiple months, the 80th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) concluded by endorsing the 2023 IMO Strategy for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships. This revised strategy sets more ambitious goals to address detrimental emissions effectively.

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