72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 9-13 April 2018

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Publication Date 13/04/2018
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The 72nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was held on 9-13 April 2018.

At the meeting, an agreement was reached on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping.

Source Link http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/IMOMediaAccreditation/Pages/MEPC72.aspx
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The Economist [Analysis]: Why shipping has been slow to adopt an emissions cap https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2018/04/economist-explains-12
The Independent, 13.04.18: Carbon emissions from global shipping to be halved by 2050, says IMO https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/ships-emissions-carbon-dioxide-pollution-shipping-imo-climate-change-a8303161.html
Reuters, 13.04.18: U.N. shipping agency reaches deal to cut CO2 emissions http://news.trust.org//item/20180413143315-83987/
The Wall Street Journal, 13.04.18: Shipping Regulators Reach Deal to Cut Carbon Emissions https://www.wsj.com/articles/shipping-regulators-reach-deal-to-cut-carbon-emissions-1523639309
Bloomberg, 13.04.18: Nations Strike Historic Deal to Curb Shipping Emissions https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-13/nations-strike-historic-deal-to-curb-shipping-industry-emissions
European Commission: Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete welcome the IMO agreement on CO2 reductions in the maritime sector http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-18-3341_en.htm
EPRS: Briefing [March 2018]: IMO’s challenges on the route to decarbonising international shipping Key Issues at Stake at the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_BRI(2018)618983

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