At IMO MEPC 63 the term and challenge of ‘technology transfer’ emerged. IMO has undertaken substantial work on capacity building under its activities related to technical cooperation. The technology transfer discussion at IMO MEPC GHG discussion relates to two main themes: technology transfer as envisaged under UNFCCC; EEDI and SEEMP Regulation and its adoption. As ... Read more.
With the UNFCCC informal meeting just finished in Bangkok (http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccwg17i/ and www.unfccc.int) the questions have to be: • will the outcome ease discussions on greenhouse gas (GHG) at IMO MEPC in October? I do not believe so. • will the IMO MEPC negotiations experience some familiar statements and discussions? I believe so. But why? The UNFCCC ... Read more.
Do we have a bit of breathing space after the excitement of the outcome of Durban or would the time be better spent reviewing the options that have opened up? What will the ongoing negotiations at UNFCCC tell us about the road ahead and what the future holds for shipping? After COP 17 I thought ... Read more.
With the year coming to a close, it seems sensible to take stock of where we are in the shipping world following IMO MEPC 62 and its decisions on the EEDI and SEEMP (including the emission reduction assessment), as well as the outcome of the UNFCCC talks in Durban (read our briefing note on the ... Read more.
It’s a brand new week and a brand new world for shipping and greenhouse gas emissions. While I ponder the new world and read others’ views of the outcome in the FT, Lloyd’s List, Carbon Positive and the IMO’s own reports, I want to remind us all that MEPC is not just about greenhouse gas ... Read more.