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IMO MEPC Adopts Energy Efficiency Guidelines [viewed]

IMO2 March 2012: The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from international shipping.

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Event: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO: 63rd Session [viewed]

Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping will be among the agenda items discussed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session. The MEPC will also discuss issues relating to the implementation of the ship recycling and ballast water management conventions, and consider the adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) relating to reception facilities in small island developing States.  

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Davos Forum Panel Debates the Future of Oceans [viewed]

26 January: A panel on Oceans held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was moderated by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, addressed pressing challenges facing oceans in light of more than 1.5 billion people counting on fish for their daily protein source.

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Inter-agency Report Focuses on the Green Economy in Marine Sectors [viewed]

25 January 2012: An inter-agency report, titled "Green Economy in a Blue World," concludes that the ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems can be enhanced from well-managed marine sectors.

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New IMO Marine Environment Division Director Appointed [viewed]

IMO3 January 2012: Stefan Micallef has been appointed Director of the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as part of a Secretariat restructuring announced by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu.

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UNFCCC Receives Observer Submissions on Bali Action Plan [viewed]

27 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document containing a list of the admitted observer organizations that have submitted ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan (full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/MISC.10).

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UNFCCC Publishes ICAO and IMO Submissions for Durban [viewed]

UNFCCC15 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.9) from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on information relevant to emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport. 

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IMO Commissions Study on Energy Efficiency Measures [viewed]

IMO14 November 2011: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) commissioned study on the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping reports that implementation of the measures will enable significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide.

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UN Agencies Release Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability Ahead of UNCSD [viewed]

1 November 2011: Several UN entities have issued a Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability, which highlights the role of oceans in sustainable development and offers recommendations ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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EU Finance Ministers Recommend Progress on Climate Finance [viewed]

4 October 2011: The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU, which gathers EU finance ministers, has adopted conclusions on climate finance, in which the Council stresses the need to provide a transparent report on fast-start finance to ensure trust among UNFCCC parties, confirming that the EU will report in Durban on this issue.

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