The implications of the IMO Revised GHG Strategy for shipping

In recent years, momentum towards zero-emission shipping has been building, with maritime leaders pioneering zero-emission technologies and calling for regulatory frameworks.

December 01 2023

A key milestone was reached in July 2023, when Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), during its 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC80) meeting, agreed on a revised greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy. Whereas the IMO’s initial strategy from 2018 set the industry on a path to decarbonise, the revised strategy now lays out a clearer pathway for an accelerated, large-scale shift to zero-emission fuels, which need to account for the majority of the sector’s energy use by 2040. This is a crucial step not only for shipping but for the global community as a whole.

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