Infographic: Why the IMO and international shipping needs a strong revised Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

London, 22 March, 2024:- As this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81, March 18-22) winds down, the Clean Shipping Coalition welcomed the growing support for a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levy, but warned that IMO member states must also maintain focus on other key issues such as the global fuel standard (GFS) and the improvement of how energy is used in ships via the carbon intensity indicator (CII).

March 22, 2024
Infographic: Why the IMO and international shipping needs a strong revised Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

London, 22 March, 2024:- As this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81, March 18-22) winds down, the Clean Shipping Coalition welcomed the growing support for a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levy, but warned that IMO member states must also maintain focus on other key issues such as the global fuel standard (GFS) and the improvement of how energy is used in ships via the carbon intensity indicator (CII).

March 22, 2024
Infographic: Why the IMO and international shipping needs a strong revised Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

The Clean Shipping Coalition is calling on the IMO to urgently step up ship climate action by improving its Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), which would quantify and raise ship efficiency while fostering greater transparency and driving deep and lasting reductions in pollution.

March 18, 2024
Infographic: Why the IMO and international shipping needs a strong revised Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

The revision of the CII is a key opportunity to bring it up to date with the revised GHG Strategy and to make sure that it works in the future in a coherent way with the basket of mid-term measures (BoM) being negotiated at the same time.

March 14, 2024
L-R, Faig Abbasov of Transport and Environment, Delaine McCullough, Ocean Conservancy during ISWG GHG 16 Side Event: Analysis on interaction of CII with GFS: Calibrating IMO energy efficiency and fuels targets

During the International Maritime Organization’s Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (IMO, IWSG-GHG-16, March 11-15) the Clean Shipping Coalition presented the link between Global fuel standard and Carbon Intensity Index.

March 12, 2024
Berge Stahl, Berge Stahl Port of Rotterdam, Holland 08-Jul-2006. Photo by Alf van Beem, supplied by Pixabay/WikimediaImages

The Clean Shipping Coalition is calling on the IMO to take action on the Carbon Intensity Indicator, a global fuel standard, and a greenhouse gas emission levy.

March 7, 2024
CSC at MEPC80

The IMO has this week moved on climate change. But in the week that delivered us the world’s hottest day ever, for sure it hasn’t moved fast enough.

July 7, 2023
International Maritime Organization, London

Civil society groups are deeply concerned by the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) failure to firmly align global shipping with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature-warming limit, at the 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 80) this week.

July 7, 2023
The State of Shipping & Oceans Repot, Seas at Risk at MEPC80

Shaama Sandooyea, a marine biologist and climate activist from Mauritius, addressed delegates at the MEPC 80 climate summit in London on 4 July, on behalf of the Clean Shipping Coalition.

July 5, 2023
The State of Shipping & Oceans Repot, Seas at Risk

Global shipping continues to cause significant harm to the climate, the ocean and human health, with the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), international community and maritime sector repeatedly failing to properly address the issues.

July 3, 2023
International Maritime Organization, London

30 June 2023 – Civil society groups are deeply concerned about developments at the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) climate negotiations this week (ISWG-GHG-15), in particular regarding the 2030 and 2040 climate targets that are necessary to put global shipping on a 1.5°C-aligned transition and ensure an equitable transition.

June 30, 2023

26 June 2023 – The global shipping industry can reduce emissions by nearly 50% by the end of the decade, according to a new study by CE Delft.

June 26, 2023
Photo: International Maritime Organization, London

19 June 2023 – The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) agreement on shipping climate targets expected next month could be the starting gun for the radical climate action our planet desperately needs.

June 19, 2023
International Maritime Organization, London

The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has written to the candidates for this summer’s election of a new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary General to see if they understand the urgency of the climate crisis and have the determination and strength of vision to be a transformational new leader of the IMO.

May 18, 2023
How to regulate and control black carbon emissions from shipping - Clean Arctic Alliance Infographic

Clean Shipping Coalition and the Clean Arctic Alliance call on the IMO to radically reduce the impact of black carbon emissions from shipping on Arctic sea and glacier ice.

April 24, 2023
Tara Cox, Flora and Fauna International

Next week is the much-anticipated tenth session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR 10).

April 20, 2023

Countries must keep the pressure on the UN to commit to reducing emissions from global shipping before 2030, in the run up to a crucial climate summit at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in July.

March 25, 2023
AR6 Synthesis Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest assessment of where humanity is at in dealing with climate change.

March 21, 2023
International Maritime Organization, London

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has a historic opportunity in the next three months to put the global shipping industry on an equitable, 1.5°C-aligned decarbonisation pathway.

March 17, 2023
International Maritime Organization, London

The stage is set for the UN to finally call time on greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, following a week of climate talks at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.

December 16, 2022
International Maritime Organization, London

This week at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), Seas At Risk as part of the Clean Shipping Coalition has been participating in the climate negotiations taking place within the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC79).

December 13, 2022
International Maritime Organization, London

This week’s round of technical talks at the UN’s maritime regulator showed countries are prepared to phase out shipping emissions by 2050.

December 9, 2022
Photo: UN Geneva via Flickr

More countries than ever before agree that the global shipping industry must step up action to tackle its impacts on the climate.

June 13, 2022
International Maritime Organization, London

Countries must seize the momentum and turn their climate pledges into action at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is gathering next week for the 78th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78).

June 6, 2022
International Maritime Organization, London

The outcome of this week’s climate talks at the UN’s shipping agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is yet another blow to any efforts to start reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ocean shipping.

November 26, 2021
International Maritime Organization, London

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) stifled debate on the issue and ignored a now 80,000-signature petition demanding action gathered by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

November 26, 2021
Urgent rules are needed to make shipping respect our blue planet

Delegates at the International Maritime Organization, MEPC77, are meeting on 22-27 November to discuss the plastic action plan to reduce the plastic footprint of ships.

November 22, 2021
River Thames, London

Two weeks of talks in London on what measures the global shipping sector should take to reduce its climate impact have failed to make progress.

October 26, 2018
International Maritime Organization, London

Today’s commitment by governments to require international shipping to decarbonise and at least halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a welcome and potentially game changing development, the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has said.

April 13, 2018
Photo by "12019" on Pixabay

Moves to close a loophole in enforcement of the cap on high-sulphur marine fuel, which comes into effect in January 2020, have been welcomed by the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC).

February 9, 2018
Berge Stahl, Berge Stahl Port of Rotterdam, Holland 08-Jul-2006. Photo by Alf van Beem, supplied by Pixabay/WikimediaImages

Leading environmental organisations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.

January 22, 2018
Photo: John Maravelakis, via Stockio

The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), a group of NGOs with observer status at the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO), have heavily criticised comments by the head of the IMO warning the EU against taking action to address increasing GHG emissions from ships.

January 11, 2017
NLU 2016, Amsterdam

The European Parliament today called on EU governments to align the 2030 EU climate target with the Paris Agreement and introduce EU measures to cut emissions from aviation and shipping.

April 15, 2016
IMO: Shipping and Climate Change

Statement by the Clean Shipping Coalition in response to recent statement by the Secretary General of the IMO on the subject of shipping and climate change.

September 30, 2015
IMO Cartoon

The gripping Solar Impulse flight, and the news that Airbus has patented a plane that can fly from Paris to Tokyo in under 3 hours, shows that the aviation industry remains one of the few industries that can ignite our imagination with new ideas.

August 19, 2015
Marshall Islands at IMO

Regrettably the IMO decided today that business as usual is more important than agreeing that international shipping must make its fair contribution to combatting climate change.

May 13, 2015
Istockphoto

A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is significant room for tightening these standards when the IMO meets next week.

May 11, 2015
New ships 10% less fuel efficient than those built in 1990 – study

New ships built in 2013 were on average 10% less fuel-efficient than those built in 1990, according to a new study.

April 10, 2015
Photo: Freeimages

The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) is calling on shipping industry leaders to support a carbon emissions reduction target for their sector, as ship owners and stakeholders gather in Brussels for European Shipping Week.

March 6, 2015
Photo: UN Geneva via Flickr

The coming months represent an opportunity for a dialogue between parties on why this wording should be included in the Paris Agreement at COP 21.

February 18, 2015
Photo: Freeimages.com

In the final years of negotiations for the new climate agreement, it’s still not clear if it will include the fastest growing emissions sources — international aviation and shipping, also known as bunker fuels.

February 9, 2015
Photo: Adrian van Leen via Freeimages

The latest round of climate talks concluded in Lima last month with a sense that some of the basics have been agreed to set the foundations of a global agreement in Paris next year.

January 23, 2015
Mishie via Freeimages

The decision at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to recommend to its environment committee a definition of black carbon arrived at by scientific consensus, after four years of debate, has been welcomed by environmental NGO Transport & Environment.

January 23, 2015
Photo: Hadzaj via Freeimages

For the first time, all shipping companies calling at EU ports will have to measure and publicly report carbon emissions under a law approved by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today.

December 3, 2014
Our Plastic, Our Problem

Our huge level of consumption and the accompanying waste it creates is leading to terrifying amounts of plastic entering our seas.

April 14, 2014
Photo: TheOwnMoment via Freeimages

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today abandoned the fixed start date for new NOx emissions control areas (NECAs), which require an 80% cut in NOx from new ships sailing in specially designated zones.

April 4, 2014

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly today to support and strengthen some elements of the Commission’s proposal for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of shipping emissions.

January 30, 2014

Advanced emissions monitoring of large ships calling at EU ports could help save owners and operators of large ships up to €9 million/year, according to a new study published by environmental NGOs Transport & Environment and Seas at Risk.

January 8, 2014

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today decided to postpone the entry into force of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions limits for ship engines from 2016 to 2021.

May 15, 2013

Why little things matter? Minuscule particles in the air, called soot, cause more than 300,000 deaths a year in Europe alone. If we don’t reduce soot emissions now, in 40 years time the North Pole will be under water.

December 26, 2012

Shipping activities are set to increase as the melting of Arctic ice accelerates. This will lead to increased emissions which will exacerbate Arctic melting and pose a growing threat to the environment in the region.

September 27, 2012

Environmental groups have today welcomed a European Parliament vote which will help cut back air pollution by significantly decreasing the amount of dirty sulphur allowed in marine fuels.

September 11, 2012

The EU has boosted efforts to remove one of the main sources of air pollution and acid rain from shipping.

May 22, 2012

Speed controls on shipping could save billions in lower ship fuel bills, cut air pollution and enable the shipping industry to play a full part in tackling climate change, according to a new report.

February 28, 2012

The polar waters of the Arctic and Antarctic are in jeopardy as a result of substantial delays to the development of environmental protection rules which will reduce the impact of shipping on these delicate regions.

February 27, 2012

The Clean Shipping Coalition welcomes the adoption by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) of an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) regulation for new ships, but warns that it’s only the first step in what needs to be a far more expansive effort to address shipping’s climate impacts.

July 15, 2011
Photo by "12019" on Pixabay

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) failed to reach agreement on global action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping at a meeting in London last week.

April 4, 2011
Photo: Freeimages

The first global agreement to cut carbon emissions from ships has been blocked by several developing countries.

October 4, 2010

Environmental NGOs have welcomed last Thursday’s decision by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to require substantial reductions in the sulphur content of marine fuel from 2020.

October 13, 2008