Shipping and aviation are both excluded from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol left it to the IMO to pursue measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. At its meeting on 21/22 April the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption. However, a proposal by the Marshall Islands to set emissions targets for global shipping by 2017, with implementation in 2018, has been deferred until the next MEPC meeting in October 2016.
Greenhouse gas and shipping. Still no emissions targets for global shipping.
Professor Simon Baughen
Professor Simon Baughen was appointed as Professor of Shipping Law in September 2013 (previously Reader at the University of Bristol Law School). Simon Baughen studied law at Oxford and practised in maritime law for several years before joining academia. His research interests lie mainly in the field of shipping law, but also include the law of trusts and the environmental law implications of the activities of multinational corporations in the developing world. Simon's book on Shipping Law, has run to seven editions (soon to be eight) and is already well-known to academics and students alike as by far the most learned and approachable work on the subject. Furthermore, he is now the author of the very well-established practitioner's work Summerskill on Laytime. He has an extensive list of publications to his name, including International Trade and the Protection of the Environment, and Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs - Closing the Governance Gap. He has also written and taught extensively on commercial law, trusts and environmental law. Simon is a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, a University Research Centre within the School of Law, and he currently teaches at Swansea on the LLM in:Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air; Charterparties Law and Practice; International Corporate Governance. View all posts by Professor Simon Baughen