MEPC 80 session begins at International Maritime Organization (IMO)
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 80th session has opened.
Amongst key agenda items, the MEPC 80 session is expected to adopt an upgraded IMO greenhouse gas strategy.
The revised IMO GHG Strategy will contain concrete greenhouse gas reduction targets for the sector and is expected to outline a basket of technical and economic measures to be developed to set global shipping on an ambitious path towards phasing out greenhouse gas emissions.
Work on the revision took place during the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 15), which meets 26-30 June 2023, preceeding MEPC 80.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said:
“This is a historic moment in which all of you have a role to play. The 2023 IMO GHG Strategy will be your legacy, for which your children and grandchildren will be grateful. The time for IMO to demonstrate its global leadership is now.”
“Your Committee will also be invited to make further progress with the development of the basket of mid-term measures. The various updated proposals for technical and economic measures and the discussions during last week’s ISWG-GHG 15 clearly demonstrate your commitment to advance the developments of these measures which should ensure that IMO will deliver on the levels of ambition in the 2023 GHG Strategy.”
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