A Study on the Ship Energy Efficiency & GHG Emission Control in China
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 52-58
Received: Jun. 3, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 28, 2020; Published: Jul. 7, 2020
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Wang Yong, School of International Law, East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), Shanghai, China
Hou Guobin, School of International Law of East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China
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Greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry are one of the important causes of global climate change. Marine transportation, although indispensable and has made a significant contribution to economic development, emits about 940 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year, accounting for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the Third IMO GHG Study 2014. As one of the major shipping nations, China has been committed to solving the problems of GHG control through extensively global cooperation with international organizations and other countries at all times. China has also continuously improved domestic legislation and strengthen law enforcement for the purpose of reducing gas emissions from shipping since the year of 2000. Although China has made quite a number of achievements in energy saving and GHG emission reduction in the shipping industry. on the road to green shipping, China still faces various problems and challenges. By analyzing the status of shipping industries and the practices in GHG control in shipping sector in China and discussing the obstacles in the Improvement of Ship EE & GHG Emission Reduction and Evaluations under the current circumstance, this paper proposed further actions to be taken to reduce GHG emissions in shipping sectors in China.
Energy Efficiency, GHG Emission Control, Shipping, Climate Change
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Wang Yong, Hou Guobin, A Study on the Ship Energy Efficiency & GHG Emission Control in China, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 52-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20200803.11
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