IMO Holds Emission Policies Update Workshop

Monday December 19, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that an overview of global emission control policies and technologies was presented at a workshop in Hong Kong from December 14 to 16.

The event is noted to have been attended by government officials, international shipping industry representatives, academics, and environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Heike Deggim of the IMO provided an outline of current regulations and recent work by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), including IMO regulations to control air pollution emissions from ships, including SOx and NOx, and energy efficiency requirements, aimed at cutting CO2 emissions from international shipping.

IMO notes that a Motor Vehicle/Vessel Emission Control (MoVE2016) workshop, which was jointly organised by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was also associated with the event.