Clean Shipping Coalition Slams IMO’s Emissions Warning

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The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), a group of NGOs, has heavily criticised comments by the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim warning the EU against taking action to address increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

“The challenge of meeting the objective of the Paris Agreement is so great that it will require action at all levels. There is nothing that says action can only take place at IMO and indeed it would be counterproductive to concentrate only on the development of IMO measures, when processes there are often subject to delay,” John Maggs, CSC president and shipping advisor to Seas at Risk, said.

IMO’s criticism of EU action “is unfortunate” Maggs said, calling on the Secretary-General “to press IMO members to urgently agree targets and measures at a global level.”

Namely, in a letter to senior European officials, Lim said that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis.

The decision taken last month by the Environment Committee of the European Parliament includes a compromise provision, which would see shipping included into the EU ETS from 2023 if IMO does not deliver a further global measure to reduce GHG emissions for international shipping by 2021.

Shipping, one of the fastest growing sources of transport emissions, is projected to account for 17% of global emissions by 2050.

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Occupying the second day of EEEGR’s SNS2017 Conference and Exhibition, the ScottishPower Renewables Supply Chain Event will allow their contractors to engage with businesses and stakeholders in the East of England and further afield as quickly as possible to outline the skills they require and the business opportunities to be created by the project.

Information will be provided on the current status of the project by ScottishPower Renewables Managing Director, Jonathan Cole, and East Anglia One Project Director, Charlie Jordan. There’ll also be information on the scope of works to be carried out, explanations of how to get involved and the opportunity to meet representatives from Seaway Heavy Lifting, Navantia, Lamprell, Harland & Wolff, Roadbridge, Van Oord, Prysmian, VBMS, Nexans, DeepOcean, Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Siemens and ABPorts.

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