IMO Outlines Emission Measures

14 December 2009 (Last Updated December 14th, 2009 18:30)

The IMO has outlined measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. The IMO will apply operational measures for all ships that include market-based reduction measures to provide emission-cutting incentives. According to the United Nation's maritime agency, the measu

The IMO has outlined measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

The IMO will apply operational measures for all ships that include market-based reduction measures to provide emission-cutting incentives.

According to the United Nation’s maritime agency, the measures will deliver the required emission reductions from ships engaged in international trade, if implemented effectively.

A study by the IMO says a 15 to 30% reduction in emissions is possible through technical measures, depending on ship type and size.