Consequently, global regulations are being rolled out to reduce pollution and curtail global warming. IMO 2020 fits into this environmental regulatory transformation since the reduction in sulfur dioxide pollution has a major environmental and health impact. According to KPMG, the reduction in SO2from IMO 2020 should see a reduction in deaths by 150,000 annually.
SO2 causes pulmonary disease and contributes to deforestation. IMO 2020 will be a pillar in the transformation toward global energy sustainability and a cleaner planet, just as it was with fluorocarbons in the 1970 whose devastating impact on Earth’s ozone layer was curtailed through new global environmental regulation.