Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2012 from the IMERS teamSeason's Greetings!

The IMERS team wishes you a wonderful holiday season and
a Happy New Year 2012!

We do hope that 2012 will bring a breakthrough on cutting shipping emissions and simultaneously raising climate financing .... You may help!

The picture shows a sunset over the North Rim of Grand Canyon, USA (seen from the South Rim). It reminded us, while in Durban at COP 17, about the continuous gap between positions of North and Southern countries on cutting maritime emissions, and on predictable financing for adaptation to climate change.
We sincerely believe that uniting around a carbon price on shipping emissions with a rebate for poor countries offers the best chance to reconcile the North-South positions in 2012. The resulting solution will be both global (as per the IMO) and differentiated (as per the UNFCCC). Nearly every independent report points this out ... and all would benefit from such an approach.
Best Wishes!