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Shipping lobby hinders progress at the IMO

Shipping has a carbon footprint roughly matching that of Germany, and its emissions are projected to grow significantly up to 2050.
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Greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping 2013–2015

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) that describes trends in global shipping activity and emissions for the years 2013 to 2015 ...
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Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third

Reducing the speed of three main ship types by 30 per cent could decrease annual CO2 emissions by nearly 200 million tonnes.
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IMO moves slowly on shipping climate plan

Countries meeting in early July at the International Maritime Organization’s environment committee (MEPC) managed to agree only on ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step in a broader plan to cut ships’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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Public consultation on MRV for shipping

EU regulation 757/2015 on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted in 2015 ..
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Shipping can and must do more

Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping could be cut by more than three-quarters with current technologies.
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Lowered speed – less emissions

Research has shown that fleet-wide operational speed reductions can cut ship emissions of CO2 and other harmful air pollutants by as much as 35 per cent.
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Electric ferries – a revolution underway

Norway got its first battery-powered ferry two years ago. This has set a new benchmark for a sector that has previously been wholly dependent on fossil fuels.
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Global ship emissions calculated

A new study by the Finnish Meteorological Institute provides detailed information on ship emissions by using real-time data on international shipping traffic. It calculated that global ship emissions in 2015 amounted to 831 million tonnes ...
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Ban dirty residual fuels in the Arctic

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) compares the economic and environmental trade-offs of switching from heavy residual fuel oil (HFO) to two alternative fuels, distillate fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), in the Arctic.
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