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CSC calls for carbon emissions monitoring and reduction

CSC calls for carbon emissions monitoring and reduction
The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has called for shipping industry leaders to support Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) as well as carbon reduction target.  

The CSC wrote to the World Shipping Council, International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, Intertanko, Intercargo, Interferry, and Cruise Lines International Association.

The group cited a number of IMO studies which showed that greenhouse gas emissions would increase 250% by 2050, and additional demand would wipe out any improvements in ship efficiency.

“Shipping industry groups are on record as supporting efforts to promote sound environmental stewardship, but now they must deliver by pushing for both an emissions cut target and the measures to make it happen,” said CSC president and senior policy advisor at Seas At Risk John Maggs. “They must join with other industry organisations and IMO member states to publically support this approach and seek these measures at IMO and in time for Paris.”

CSC also called for “transparent reporting” of emissions, enabling shipping users in Europe and worldwide to identify the most efficient ships and practices.

Hapag Lloyd became the first certified “MRV-ready” shipowner in January.