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Harsh criticism: IMO is too slow on key climate agenda

Old tricks found their way to the IMO during last week's meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, says NGO Transport & Environment, which voices harsh criticism of the efforts to curb shipping's greenhouse gas emissions. Low-hanging fruits were left hanging, say some, while major stakeholders are pleased with the outcome.

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Far too little progress was achieved at last week's meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, says the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E), which directs harsh criticism at the meeting's outcome. Or perhaps the lack thereof in terms of the perhaps most important agenda for shipping in the next many decades.

Namely the efforts to reduce shipping's emissions of greenhouse gases, an issue on which numerous stakeholders say the industry should get to work as quickly as possible.

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