Japan accused of blocking climate strategy for shipping

Japan wields its influence over other flag states to block any ambitious climate strategy from being adopted in the IMO, according to a new report from a critical NGO. The report further highlights the influence of majors Maersk and Vale over the commitment of their home countries.

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A new report points the finger at Japan and the country's power over other flag states as a main reason why shipping has not yet adopted an ambitious climate strategy.

NGO InfluenceMap developed the report after the organization already took the spotlight last year, when it published criticism of the shipping companies' influence over the decisions in the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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