IMO is on Full Speed Ahead with COP21 Agreement

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The Paris Climate Change conference (COP21) 2015 Agreement identifies a clear goal on two objectives:

  • holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and
  • to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.

IMO has contributed over last decade and will continue to contribute to global GHG reduction goals. IMO and its Member States recognise the important need for international shipping, which accounts for 2.2% of CO2 anthropogenic emissions (Third IMO GHG Study 2014) to support global efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change.
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