Towards net zero emissions by 2050
"At the heart of the European Green Deal is our mission to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.«
But we will not get there with the status quo - we have to go faster and do better. The European Commission proposes to increase the emission target for 2030 with a reduction of at least 55%.
…. our impact assessment clearly shows that our economy and industry can handle this. «
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
“IMO has adopted a detailed initial strategy to achieve decarbonisation. Most importantly, the goal of reducing total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, which means a reduction in carbon intensity for individual ships. "
One thing is certain. New technologies, new fuels and innovation will be vital to meeting the ambitious goals of the IMO strategy. «
Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General