A coalition of NGOs from around the world are calling on the International Maritime Organisation to agree binding GHG emission reduction targets and measures for shipping ahead of December's UNFCCC climate meeting in Copenhagen.

A newly published International Maritime Organisation study shows that technical and operational measures could reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by up to 75%, with a cut of around 20% possible without additional costs.

The latest negotiating text for the UNFCCC climate change negotiations has been published and includes draft content on marine bunkers.

The text will be discussed at the next negotiating session from 1-12th June in Bonn. Bunkers are dealt with in paras 135-138 and 174.

Negotiating Text (19/5/09).