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11 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:20 GMT+1



April 13, 2018

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Agreement near the IMO in order to halve the emissions produced from the shipping within 2050

The association of the European shipowners has announced the own full support to this initial strategy

To conclusion of a week of negotiations, today settantaduesimo the meeting of Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been concluded with the attainment of an agreement on the initial strategy in order to reduce the gas emissions to greenhouse effect produced from the ships, based on which within 2050 at least 50% regarding the levels of 2008 will have to be realized a cut pairs. The understanding shortly previews actions, mean and long term in order to reach this objective.

The strategy moreover previews that the carbon dioxide emissions for activity of transport (emissions for transport work), as average of international the marine transport, is reduced within 2030 at least 40% regarding 2008, with the auspice to diminish them of 70% within 2050. The industry of the shipping also will be exhorted to introduce measures in order to reduce the emissions in the short possible time.

The association of the European shipowners has announced the own full support to this initial strategy: "this - the president of the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA has asserted), Panos Laskaridis - represents a sign a lot important for the industry of the shipping and the marine cluster so that work at full speed in order to reduce the gas emissions greenhouse. The ship is launched and is on the trip towards a future of sustainable success and for the industry of the shipping and the world".

"The industry of the shipping - it has evidenced the general secretary of the ECSA, Martin Dorsman - is time the first total field with concrete figures for the reduction of the gas emissions greenhouse. And moreover, than the final objective it is the total decarbonizzazione is a result for which the IMO would have to be praised".

Moreover the European shipowning association has emphasized that this agreement assures that the problem will be resolved to total level and not to regional level, global approach that the ECSA had many times over rimarcato as necessary.

Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), the international non-profit and not governmental organization that takes care of environmental issues tied to the marine transport and that it has the status of observer near the IMO, has received the today's defining it "a development welcome and potentially revolutionary" agreement. However the CSC has complained that the lack of an action plan clearly in order to reduce the emissions, enclosed the urgent measures in the short term, represents one of the greater worries. Moreover the organization has found that to demand that the marine field reduces own emissions at least 50% within 2050 regarding 2008 it does not correspond to the cut of the 70-100% within the 2050 necessary one in order to align the field of the shipping to the objectives of the agreement of Paris on the climate. According to the CSC, he is therefore indispensable to do so as that the word "at least" is used in order to maintain a pressure on the field that you carry to the complete decarbonizzazione within 2050.

"We have an important agreement - it has commented John Maggs, president of the CSC and senior policy advisor near the Seas At Risk - and this level of ambition will after all determine a conversion of the entire field towards new fuel and the new technologies of propulsion, but - it has specified Maggs - this that will happen from tomorrow is crucial. The IMO must move quickly in order to introduce measures that reduce remarkablly and quickly the emissions in the short term. Without these, the objectives of the agreement of Paris will remain capacity outside"

Partially satisfied for the outcome of it negotiate is also the Transport & Environment (T&E), the not governmental organization that the scope has to promote politics of the transports based on the principle of the sustainable development. "the IMO - the director for the field of the shipping has declared of T&E, Bill Hemmings - would have had and been able to very beyond go if it had not been about to the dogmatic opposition of some nations guided from Brazil, Panama and Saudi Arabia, and insufficient attention has been revolt to the opposition of the United States. However - it has added Hemmings - this decision places the shipping on a promising road: now it has made own officially concept of decarbonizzazione and the necessity to reduce the emissions of the field, and this is fundamental in order to fulfill to the agreement of Paris".

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