MEPC 75/5/5: The need for urgent action to stop the use of blended very low sulphur fuels leading to increases in ship-source Black Carbon globally

The need for urgent action to stop the use of blended very low sulphur fuels leading to increases in ship-source Black Carbon globally

This document, submitted to MEPC75 by FOEI, WWF, Pacific Environment and CSC  responds to a recent study showing that new blended low sulphur residual fuels designed to meet the IMO 2020 mandated 0.50% global sulphur limit will result in very significant increases in ships’ Black Carbon emissions, reflects on the implications of this for shipping’s contribution to the climate crisis and calls on IMO to regulate to stop their use.

MEPC 75/5/5: The need for urgent action to stop the use of blended very low sulphur fuels leading to increases in ship-source Black Carbon globally