Ports welcome IMO GHG agreement as powerful signal

Global port authorities, represented through the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), welcome the initial strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships that was adopted at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) earlier today. Key element of the strategy is the ambition to peak GHG emissions from international shipping as soon as possible and to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 whilst pursuing efforts phasing them out as a point on a pathway of CO2 emissions reduction consistent with the temperature goals that were agreed at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015.


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