Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
London, UK
3-7 July 2023

About the Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting 80

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The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) - 80th session met for an in-person session at IMO Headquarters in London (with hybrid participation) from 3-7 July 2023.

The MEPC addresses environmental issues under IMO’s remit. This includes the control and prevention of ship-source pollution covered by the MARPOL treaty, including oil, chemicals carried in bulk, sewage, garbage and emissions from ships, including air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. Other matters covered include ballast water management, anti-fouling systems, ship recycling, pollution preparedness and response, and identification of special areas and particularly sensitive sea areas.

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