Tough CO2 negotiations await the IMO this week

There will be a lot of debate this week between countries looking to push back and countries looking to accelerate a CO2 plan for shipping. A working group has written the first proposal, which hits below the EU's target. The proposal is not ambitious enough, a researcher tells ShippingWatch.

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A CO2 plan for shipping must be settled and approved by the IMO this week, and this will be a difficult process.

All signs indicate a challenging process after an IMO work group last week completed its proposal for a CO2 reduction scheme on which the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) will continue work this week.

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