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Shipowners: Environmental criticism completely misses the point

"We've never, as representatives of the Danish shipping industry, used the financial crisis as an excuse for postponing the plans for a greener industry," says chief consultant at the Danish Shipowners' Association, Maria Bruun Skipper.

The Danish Shipowners' Association flat out denies the criticism levelled at the shipping industry and Denmark as a great maritime nation for not having worked hard enough toward establishing market based goals for CO2 emissions.

"We've never, as representatives of the Danish shipping industry, used the financial crisis as an excuse for postponing the plans for a greener industry," says chief consultant at the Danish Shipowners' Association, Maria Bruun Skipper, calling it a flat out mistake when Bill Hemmings of the NGO Transport and Environment says that the EU Commission has been close to establishing market based goals for CO2 emissions, meaning specific goals for limiting the CO2 emissions.

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