Earlier this month, Monaco acceded to the MARPOL Annex VI, IMO’s treaty covering emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency.
Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Monaco’s Permanent Representative to the IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and received the instrument of accession on 14th May.
The Treaty’s aim is to limit the main air pollutants contained in ships’ exhaust gas and includes energy-efficiency measures in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the shipping industry. It follows an increasing awareness within the industry of the part played in global emissions by ship pollution and is part of the MARPOL Convention to which Monaco already adheres.
The accession also illustrates the importance of the protection of the marine environment to the Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
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