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Harsh criticism of IMO's governance raised before crucial meeting

National interests and weak governance in the IMO risk undermining the comprehensive work of landing a strategy for shipping's CO2 emissions, sounds the criticism from NGO Transparency International just a few months after the IMO received similar criticism from a different source.

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For the second time in just six months, the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been hit by massive criticism.

This time the criticism comes from NGO Transparency International (TI), which raises its criticism on the very day that a task force in the IMO will begin discussions concerning the long-awaited strategy for reducing the industry's greenhouse gases ahead of next week's meeting in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

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