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Shipping: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 33309, tabled on 11 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what discussions she has had with the Department for Transport on the proposal to the International Maritime Organisation to develop a work plan to define the shipping industry's fair share in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the meeting on 18 to 22 April 2016.

Answered on

14 April 2016

All countries agreed in Paris in December to limit global temperature increases to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts towards 1.5°C. Action on international shipping will be an important part of this. The international nature of shipping emissions means that the best place to reach a credible solution is at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Negotiations on how the global shipping sector can contribute to Paris goals are at an early stage. The Department for Transport leads on these negotiations for the UK. The Department of Energy and Climate Change will continue to support the Department for Transport on this issue.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change
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