• Focus Area Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Future of Transport and Fuel Demand
  • Type Commentary
  • Date 22 January 2024
  • Revision Date 19 February 2024
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Abstract

On July 7, 2023, member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met in London, UK, at the 80th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), where they adopted a revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping (KSA IMO 2023c). The initial GHG emission strategy was adopted in 2018 during the MEPC 72, and since then, the decision to adopt a revised strategy to reduce GHG emissions from shipping has been a work in progress. During the MEPC 77 in 2021, this decision appeared very important, and IMO member states agreed to a revision of the initially proposed IMO GHG Strategy as part of an effort to accelerate the uptake of climate targets highlighted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow in 2021.

Authors

Ahm Mehbub Anwar

Research Lead Dr. AHM Mehbub Anwar is a Research Lead at KAPSARC. He currently leads the Energy Decision Model for Maritime, which… Dr. AHM Mehbub Anwar is a Research Lead at KAPSARC. He currently leads the Energy Decision Model for Maritime, which results in research outcomes as well as advisory inputs for the energy ecosystem across the Kingdom. This project investigates future port activity including seaborne trade and fuel consumption in the shipping sector both locally and globally. He also works on the KAPSARC Spatial Urban Energy System (KSUES) project. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked in Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a state government organisation, as a transport planner, and at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia as a researcher. He led the update on the state of transport in the TfNSW regions as part of the strategic planning for its Future Transport 2056. He has also worked as a lecturer at Khulna University of Bangladesh, and was later promoted to a professor in urban transport planning. He holds a Ph.D. with an examiners’ commendation for an outstanding thesis from the UOW. His thesis focused on modeling travellers’ preference heterogeneity.

Expertise

  • Urban sustainable mobility
  • Port activity
  • Alternative fuels and enerygy efficiency
  • Choice modeling
  • Future transport strategy at local and national level

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Nora Nezamuddin

Fellow I Nora is a fellow at KAPSARC specializing in transport economics research and energy consumption in the transport sector. Her areas… Nora is a fellow at KAPSARC specializing in transport economics research and energy consumption in the transport sector. Her areas of interest include energy and transport economics, policy analysis, energy transitions, and sustainable transport. She holds an M.Sc. in Maritime and Air Transport Management, focusing on maritime transport economics research, from the University of Antwerp in Belgium and a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from The American University in Washington D.C.

Expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Energy Transitions
  • Energy in Transport and Freight Transport

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