IMO continues to contribute to the global fight against climate change, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
IMO has adopted mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from international shipping, under IMO’s pollution prevention treaty (MARPOL) – the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).
In 2018, IMO adopted an initial IMO strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, setting out a vision that confirms IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and phasing them out as soon as possible.
IMO is also executing global technical cooperation projects to support the capacity of States, particularly developing States to implement and support energy efficiency in the shipping sector.
Below you will find some frequently asked questions about IMO’s work to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.