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NGOs to IMO: Settle on a climate target

The IMO should, as a minimum, reach internal agreement that the coming climate strategy must contain clear-cut targets for by how much shipping must reduce its emissions. And there is also a need for immediate action, say NGOs.

The IMO looks on track to agree on CO2 system

Broad support is forming this week to pass the global system to monitor CO2 emissions from vessels. While efforts to make the system mandatory are also on the table. But a lack of transparency is problematic, according to ngo's.

NGO: Environmental standards too low

It is too easy to meet the EEDI requirements for newly built vessels, according to Clean Shipping Coalition. The environmental organization calls for higher standards in order to prompt the use of green technology.

NGO: Approved Alang-yards must do even better

Two shipbreaking facilities in India have been cleared by Japanese classification bureau ClassNK as complying with the Hong Kong convention. But the working conditions as well as the facilities' waste management methods leave something to be desired, says NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

NGO: Shipping and aviation dodge global climate agreement

Shipping and aviation have surprisingly been left out of a new draft for the UN climate agreement, thus dodging more stringent requirements on CO2 emissions. A fatal and completely irresponsible move, warn environmental organizations.

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