To date, there are no international effective regulations concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international maritime transport. As maritime shipping contributes considerably to global GHG emissions, efficiency measures and economic measures are currently discussed on international and EU-level. The German federal Ministry for the Environment, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has the lead for climate measures on EU-level and BMUB together with its subsidiary Federal Environment Agency (UBA) are following the discussion on at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
In the project experts help analysing proposed concepts regarding their environmental effectiveness and their climate protection potential. The consultants also develop new concept concerning emission reduction, if needed.
Further, measurement methods for black carbon emissions from ships will be analysed, followed by a measurement campaign (test bed and on board)