The Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the International Maritime Organization, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has actively participated in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the important maritime body, which addresses environmental issues vital to the Planet.
As is widely known, the IMO’s objective in this chapter is to reduce CO2 pollution from ships to 2008 levels. Specifically, Nvono-Ncá was able to participate throughout the virtual meeting on issues of of utmost importance such as the prevention of air pollution, the energy efficiency of ships and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
Likewise, the bases were established for the establishment of an action plan that addresses the problem of plastic waste from the sea from ships and the prevention and fight against pollution.
In fact, along the Marine Environment Protection Committee, which Nvono-Ncá participated, an interesting draft of amendments could be approved to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport in the short term. These new measures aim to achieve the ambition levels set out in the IMO’s initial Strategy, to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008.
The Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the IMO in London took the floor in this important space to speak on behalf of Equatorial Guinea and express the urgent need to meet the demands for technical assistance from the country’s maritime sector. Despite being a member state, Equatorial Guinea has barely been able to develop the conventions of the International Maritime Organization, which is why Nvono-Ncá reiterated once again the need and importance of receiving technical assistance from the international maritime organization for excellence.
We are a country surrounded by the sea and we absolutely depend on it.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá