Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22

Caprio, Charlene
http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/11/15/dirty-fossil-fuel-business-as-usual-tactics-spew-out-of-the-international-maritime-organization-

Publisher:  Countercurrents.org
Date Written:  15/11/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20103

The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.

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To summarize its strategy, the IMO has created a 3-step approach with a vague timeline that starts with a data collection system and then bounces monitoring and reporting responsibilities to mostly "Flags of Convenience" States and the production of an anonymized database that may lead to more reports and meetings and possibly some action some time in the future, maybe. No significant CO2 reduction strategies, obligations, penalties or support for clean energy technologies in the global maritime industry have been created.

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The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.