European transboundary air pollution is slowly shrinking
For most European countries the biggest share of depositions of sulphur and nitrogen emanate from outside their own territory, and a significant share of the depositions originate from international shipping.
In May, ten international non-governmental organisations sent a letter to the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, calling for an immediate moratorium on the shipping industry’s use of scrubber technology ...
While slightly stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships were agreed by the IMO in May, there was still no progress on introducing effective short-term measures to cut ships’ carbon emissions.
On 11–13 June, the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) met in Malta, to address negative effects on human health and ecosystems of maritime activities.