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From ambitious to hesitant: This was how the IMO's CO2 deal was received

With Friday's CO2 agreement, the global shipping sector has for the first time set a specific target for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many stakeholders praise the agreement, describing it as "historic." Others say the deal reflects the sector's power in the IMO. Find the reactions here.

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Reactions have been pouring out after the IMO's 170 member states settled a long-awaited agreement on Friday for shipping's greenhouse gas emissions. Most reactions are positive, describing the agreement as ambitious, important and historic after two weeks of intense negotiations in London and several years of preparations for setting a concrete target for the sector's emissions in the future.

As the Norwegian chairman of the CO2 negotiations, Sveining Oftedal, noted when the agreement was settled:

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