IMO to discuss environmental concerns with EU

Seas At Risk and Transport and Environment (members of the Clean Shipping Coalition and observer of IMO) have said it will be impossible to meet the global warming limits set out at COP-21 in Paris, unless the European Union (EU) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) introduce measures to cut shipping emissions.

The organisations referred to an EU study that warns that shipping could be responsible for 17 per cent of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated.

According to the pair, shipping currently accounts for nearly three per cent of global CO2 emissions – higher than those of Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, France or the United Kingdom.
The European Parliament’s study took into account the IMO’s research that found that shipping greenhouse gas emissions are up 70 per cent since 1990 and are projected to grow by up to a further 250 per cent by 2050.