Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the International Maritime Industry

  • Aaron L. Strong


No industry is as global in nature as maritime shipping and no environmental problem is as global in scope as anthropogenic climate change. The institutional responses to this issue are explored here from both the global climate change regime and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a UN specialized agency that develops guidelines, protocols, and regulations for the maritime industry. In so doing, this chapter sheds light on the mechanisms that underlie the failure of international agreements to tackle global climate change and highlights the opportunities that have arisen to improve not only the sustainability of the shipping industry but also the future sustainability of Eurasia and our global economy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron L. Strong
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  1. 1.Climate Change Institute and Marine Policy ProgramUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

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