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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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Ships and planes keep on increasing GHG emissions

Under measures already in place, land transport in the EU is expected to consume 43 Mtoe (million tonnes of oil equivalent) less energy per year in 2030 than it did in 2010, according to a study by CE Delft.
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High air pollution levels found on cruise ship’s deck

Undercover measurements of harmful ultra-fine particles (PM) on the sun deck of a European cruise ship revealed concentrations up to 200 times higher than natural background levels and 20 times worse than in the busy city centres with heavy traffic ..
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Cost-effective to cut ship NOx emissions

By supplementing NOx Emission Control Areas with economic instruments, ship NOx emissions can be cut faster and further.
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