Setting sail towards decarbonisation

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Member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), have adopted the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, with enhanced targets to tackle harmful emissions. The revised IMO greenhouse gas strategy includes an enhanced common ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050 – a commitment to ensure an uptake of alternative zero and near-zero GHG fuels by 2030, as well as indicative checkpoints for 2030 and 2040.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: “The adoption of the IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy is a monumental development for IMO and opens a new chapter towards maritime decarbonisation.
“At the same time, it is not the end goal, it is in many ways a starting point for the work that needs to intensify even more over the years and decades ahead of us.
“However, with the Revised Strategy agreed on, we have a clear direction, a common vision and ambitious targets to guide us to deliver what the world expects from us.
“Above all, it is particularly meaningful, to have unanimous support from all member states. In this...

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