LRQA ISO Standards update: News from the Verification of GHG Emissions from Maritime Transport Pilot

Earlier this year, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), met with representatives of both global and national verification bodies to discuss the pilot programme for the Verification of GHG Emissions from Maritime Transport (Marine MRV).

Marine MRV is based upon EU regulation 2015/757 (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Maritime Transport), which came into force on 1 July 2015, the first reporting year for Marine MRV will commence in January 2018 and from June 2019, all ships will be required to carry a Document of Compliance.

According to currently available information, it is expected that the accreditation pilot for verification bodies will begin in June this year and the first UKAS accreditation against the scheme is expected to be awarded in January 2017.

Speaking of the pilot programme, LRQA Sustainability Technical Manager, Ged Farmer said, “LRQA has helped to shape the development of many global climate change standards and frameworks. With our deep understanding of the marine industry through the Lloyd’s Register Group, we look forward to participating in the pilot which will also serve to support the aims and objectives of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. ”

LRQA will be seeking accreditation for the review of Monitoring Plans and Verification of Emissions Data.

For more information about the development of Marine MRV, email enquiries@lrqa.com.