(MEPC) has taken steps towards the adoption of a global CO2 data
Convention enters into force, all ships over 5,000GT will be required to
provide information on CO2 emissions via their flag states.
(ICS) said that once the system is adopted, IMO Member States will be in a
better position to consider the development of additional CO2 reduction
measures and respond to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
including the important fact that CO2 reporting will be
mandatory. We are confident that the IMO system will be fully adopted at the
next MEPC meeting in October,” said ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe.
European Union to adjust its unilateral regulation on the reporting and
verification of individual ship emissions to make it compatible with what has
now been agreed at IMO.
have been encouraged by the constructive attitude taken by EU member states
this week, as well as those other nations that initially had concerns about the
decision to make the IMO system mandatory,” added Hinchliffe.