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Maersk will push for action in climate debate

Major industry players such as Maersk, MAN, and Hapag-Lloyd are trying to push for stricter climate targets at a meeting on CO2 reductions in Bonn today – part of the current COP23 negotiations. It is necessary to negotiate outside the IMO, say the organizers.

EU leaves CO2 regulation to IMO ahead of 2023

The European Union will leave regulation of shipping's CO2 emissions to the IMO until 2023, after which date the EU will launch its own regulations if the IMO has not delivered. This is evident from the EU's final paper, which ShippingWatch is in possession of.

Bimco responds to criticism from InfluenceMap

Yesterday, Monday, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) responded to the criticism of the role played by shipowners in international CO2 negotiations in the IMO. Today, Bimco presents its position, which includes a proposal for the IMO strategy.

New head of ECSA to break away from bad reputation in Brussels

Shipping has a bad rap as a polluting industry resistant to environmental regulation. However, carriers actually do a lot to reduce emissions, says the new Secretary General for the European Community Shipowner's Association, Martin Dorsman. They just need be better at promoting it.

Here is the road map for the IMO's climate deal

In April, IMO member states will decide on shipping's contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris accord. This deadline has no alternative, Director Maria Bruun Skipper of association Danish Shipping tells ShippingWatch.

Shipping still a way off from final CO2 target

The IMO has now emerged with a draft for a climate strategy in the IMO. However, the deal does not set out any concrete goals for CO2 reductions. Maersk is disappointed. So are the NGOs.

New climate battle to take off at the IMO next week

The world's nations will once again attempt to tackle reducing maritime CO2 emissions. A new meeting at the IMO next week is expected to lead to highly charged discussions. A compromise proposed by shipowner organizations is the most likely outcome of the meeting.

Maersk on the list of biggest environmental polluters

100 companies are responsible for more than 70 percent of industrial emissions of greenhouse gases since 1998, reveals a new investigation. Maersk Group is included on the list of the biggest polluters which is particularly dominated by oil companies.

Shipowners present climate targets ahead of IMO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping and three other interest groups have presented their proposal for two concrete climate requirements for shipping. The news comes ahead of a meeting of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee. NGOs point to a lack of ambition.

Nordic shipowners: Trump's US exit may jeopardize IMO efforts

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association describes Trump's exit from the Paris Climate Accord as extremely bad news for shipping. Danish Shipping also eyes risks: This could be an excuse for opponents to work harder to halt IMO efforts, says the organisation.

Shipowners: IMO climate targets must be maintained

The International Chamber of Shipping will call on the IMO to continue its work to curb shipping's CO2 footprint despite President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from 2015's Paris Climate Accord, Chairman Esben Poulsson tells ShippingWatch.

Shipowners and ports in direct disagreement on EU's CO2 plan

The maritime sphere in Europe is far from in agreement when it comes to limiting CO2 emissions from shipping. While the shipowners are highly critical of the European Parliament's plan to include CO2 in a cap trading system, the ports praise the proposal. "Most unfortunate," say the shipowners.

ICS calls on EU nations to reject quota scheme

The International Chamber of Shipping, ICS, calls on EU member states to vote against the European Parliament's adoption of a quota scheme for shipping Wednesday. ICS says that the proposal ignores the work already done by IMO in the area.

EU votes to include shipping in CO2 quota scheme

The European Parliament has voted in favor of including the shipping sector in the EU emission trading scheme, ETS. "A poor solution," says shipowners' association. The EU Commission and Council will now have to approve the decision before it can be finalized.

EU to IMO: More action, fewer letters

The debate continues between the EU and the IMO about which organization should regulate the shipping industry's carbon emissions. Spokesperson for the EU Commission criticizes IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim.

IMO criticizes EU for undermining CO2 policy

IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim criticizes the EU for its regulation of CO2 emissions. He fears that the regional legislation on the matter could harm international regulations.

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