Reflections on World Ocean Day

The maritime calendar presents few better opportunities than World Ocean Day to reflect on sustainability in shipping. But will the politics of climate change help or hinder efforts to protect the marine environment? A blog post by Marina Ledakis, a JLA Media intern who recently completed her studies in Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath.

What does $5 billion buy in shipping decarbonisation?

When IMO next convenes for MEPC, one agenda item member States will be asked to consider is whether to give the go-ahead to the establishment of a $5 billion collaborative R&D fund to accelerate the development of technological solutions aimed at weaning shipping off fossil fuels and eliminating CO2 emissions.

The decarbonisation policy report-card

Posted in Marine industry talk

The IMO has a clear goal for reducing GHG. What it now needs is an action plan to reach it. At the end of MEPC73 it set member States a homework assignment, instructing them to come up with ideas to discuss when it next convenes, in a global transportation industry variant of the classroom favourite ‘show & tell’.