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Regional Workshop on Ratification and Effective Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI, Valletta, 11-13 December 2018 Date: 11/12/2018  - 13/12/2018
Valletta  (Malta)

The Regional Workshop on Ratification and Effective Implementation of Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) will be held at REMPEC premises in Valletta, Malta from 11 to 13 December 2018.

 

The Meeting is being organised by REMPEC pursuant to the Programme of Work and Budget for 2018-2019 of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), also referred to as UN Environment/MAP, adopted by the Twentieth Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (“the Barcelona Convention”) and its Protocols, which was convened in Tirana, Albania from 17 to 20 December 2017. It is financed by the Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as the Mediterranean Trust Fund (MTF) and a voluntary contribution from the Government of France.


The principal objectives of the Meeting will be:

 

(a) to raise awareness on MARPOL Annex VI as well as to provide for a greater understanding and appreciation of the requirements for implementation and enforcement of the said annex, in order to be able to lead Governments’ efforts towards ratification and more effective implementation, compliance and enforcement, both as a flag State and as a port State, over the first two days of the Meeting; and

 

(b) to discuss the draft technical and feasibility study to examine the possibility of designating the Mediterranean Sea or parts thereof, as sulphur oxides (SOx) emission control area(s) (ECA(s)) under MARPOL Annex VI, prepared by REMPEC, a copy of which was submitted to the SOx ECA(s) Technical Committee of Experts established pursuant to Specific Objective 15 of the Regional Strategy (2016-2021) on 1 October 2018, for its consideration, over the last day of the Meeting.


The working languages of the Meeting will be English and French. Simultaneous interpretation services will be provided during the Meeting.


The Meeting documents as well as an information sheet outlining the organisational aspects of the Meeting are posted on this page for the perusal of participants.


For more information on IMO’s activities related to the prevention of air pollution from ships, please visit this webpage.

 
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  Working documents

REMPEC/WG.44/1/Rev.1

Provisional Agenda

REMPEC/WG.44/1/1

Annotated provisional agenda and draft timetable 

REMPEC/WG.44/8/Rev.1

Draft technical and feasibility study to examine the possibility of designating the Mediterranean Sea, or parts thereof, as SOx ECA(s) under MARPOL Annex VI

REMPEC/WG.44/WP.1

Draft conclusions and recommendations

REMPEC/WG.44/10

Report of the Meeting

 

 

Information documents

 

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.1/Rev.1

List of documents 

REMPEC/WG.44/J/1

Provisional list of participants

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.2

List of participants

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.3/Rev.1

Terms of Reference for the provision of consultancy services for the preparation of a technical and feasibility study to examine the possibility of designating the Mediterranean Sea or parts thereof as SOx ECA(s) under MARPOL Annex VI

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.4/Rev.1

Compilation of comments on the draft technical and feasibility study to examine the possibility of designating the Mediterranean Sea, or parts thereof, as SOx ECA(s) under MARPOL Annex VI

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.5

EuroMed Cooperation on Maritime Safety and Prevention of Pollution from Ships (SAFEMED IV Project) (submitted by the European Maritime Safety Agency) (English only)

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.6 Ship and Port Emissions Toolkits (English only)

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.7

GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and IMarEST, 2018: Ship Emissions Toolkit, Guide No.1, Rapid assessment of ship emissions in the national context (English only)

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.8

GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and IMarEST, 2018: Ship Emissions Toolkit, Guide No.2, Incorporation of MARPOL Annex VI into national law (English only) 

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.9 GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and IMarEST, 2018: Ship Emissions Toolkit, Guide No.3, Development of a national ship emissions reduction strategy (English only) 
REMPEC/WG.44/INF.10

GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and IAPH, 2018: Port Emissions Toolkit, Guide No.1, Assessment of port emissions (English only) 

REMPEC/WG.44/INF.11 GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and IAPH, 2018: Port Emissions Toolkit, Guide No.2, Development of port emissions reduction strategies (English only)
   
Information Sheet All logistic arrangements are listed in the following document: Information Sheet