Reducing shipping's impact on the environment is at the core of the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee. MEPC oversees the work of several sub-committees and influences cross cutting subjects, with impacts on key IMO regulations.
LR's Summary Report provides information on the discussions that took place at MEPC 80 including:
The adoption of the IMO’s 2023 GHG Strategy.
The adoption of the guidelines on Life Cycle GHG Intensity of Marine Fuels (LCA Guidelines).
The review of short-term GHG reduction measures.
The development of mid-term GHG reduction measures.
Amendment to the Ballast Water Management Convention on the form of the Ballast Water Record Book.
2023 Guidelines for the control and management of ships' biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species.