IMO Response: maritime Environmental Regulatory Framework

International shipping is guided by international regulatory and legal frameworks. These Frameworks are defined to understand the shipping impact on climate change and the marine related worldwide regulations to address the consequences of air emissions can be found in the UNCLOS and IMO MARPOL regulations. The UNCLOS regulations make the basis of the international law regulating seas, while the IMO specifically involves in regulating shipping. They both develop regulatory regimes enforced by the member States. ( 2016)