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Edmund Hughes
Head - Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at IMO


Dr. Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized technical agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping.

As a member of the IMO Secretariat for over 9 years his responsibilities cover MARPOL Annex VI, the International Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, including regulations on controlling emissions to air, energy efficiency for ships, and IMO’s work to address GHG emissions from international shipping.  As part of this role he has overseen the finalization of the related instruments on consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI.

Edmund Hughes's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • IMO regulatory update: consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit