IMO after criticism: Each nation shoulders responsibility

It is up to individual nations to control the industry's influence on their political work in the IMO, says an IMO spokesperson to ShippingWatch after yesterday's striking criticism of the organization from NGO Transparency International.

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It is the responsibility of each member of the IMO when employees of shipping companies or organizations take part in the work of the UN's International Maritime Organization, writes an IMO spokesperson in a comment to ShippingWatch after yesterday's striking criticism from NGO Transparency International.

One point made by the NGO's was that weak governance in the IMO risks undermining the work of reducing shipping's CO2 emissions. This is also because the industry itself could have "undue influence" on decisions to be made, wrote the NGO based on the preliminary results from a report scheduled to be published in May.

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