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Fears of diluting CO2 targets in the IMO at crucial point in time

In an open letter to the EU, several European parliamentarians warn against lowering the ambitions concerning CO2 emissions. Countries pulling in the wrong direction are gaining ground, says one MEP.

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EU nations and the EU Commission should stand their ground in the hours of negotiations taking place this week in the IMO building by the River Thames in London.

In an open letter to the countries of the European Union and the EU Commission, a delegation of Members of the European Parliament warns against lowering the ambitions that countries took to negotiations with the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The countries, which do not usually agree on environmental issues, settled on a target to reduce CO2 emissions from global shipping by 70-100 percent by 2050 from 2008 levels.

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