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Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), 3-7 July 2023


The MEPC 80 session adopted the 2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, with enhanced targets to tackle harmful emissions.

The revised IMO GHG Strategy includes an enhanced common ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping close to 2050, a commitment to ensure an uptake of alternative zero and near-zero GHG fuels by 2030, as well as indicative check-points for 2030 and 2040. Read full details here.

MEPC 80 highlights:

  1. Tackling climate change – 2023 IMO GHG Strategy adopted
  2. Energy efficiency of ships – draft amendments to IMO ship fuel oil consumption Data Collection System (DCS) approved
  3. Ballast water management – including approval of the Convention Review Plan and adoption of amendments to the BWM Convention
  4. Biofouling management – revised Guidelines adopted
  5. Designation of a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area in the in the North-Western Mediterranean to protect cetaceans
  6. Underwater noise – revised guidelines adopted
  7. Tackling marine litter – work on plastic pellets carriage / lost containers
  8. Ship-to-ship transfer – proposed Assembly resolution
  9. Special areas –effective date for the the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden special areas under MARPOL Annexes I and V
  10. Other matters from the PPR Sub-Committee

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Source: www.imo.org

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