Reducing Ship Emissions a Challenge for the Whole Industry: IMO
The comments came earlier this month at an event called "Reducing CO2 from shipping: Acting on the Paris Agreement" where Hughes highlighted IMO's work in addressing shipping's green house gas (GHG) emissions, focusing particularly on action taken by IMO following the agreement reached at December's COP 21 in Paris.
With shipping left out of the COP 21 agreement, leaving IMO to manage the industry's climate-change measures, Hughes said that action must come not only from IMO, but also from ship designers, marine engineers, ship operators and managers, as well as seafarers and those who educate them.
Hughes stressed that the business of shipping also has a responsibility to ensure that uptake of low carbon technologies is properly incentivised.
The event was part of a larger forum, the ITF Green and Inclusive Transport Summit 2016, which took place in Leipzig, Germany from May 18 to 20.
Earlier this month, IMO also said a workshop was held under the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) project to raise awareness of IMO's regulatory regime for improving energy efficiency and controlling GHG emissions from ships.
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