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Kitack Lim launches summit with call for action

It is imperative that the IMO shows the organization is capable of finding ways of reducing shipping's emission of CO2 in the short term, says the secretary general in his opening speech at MEPC, calling for the industry to double its efforts in order to prepare for 2020.

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Secretary General Kitack Lim kicked off the 74th meeting in the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) with a call for action.

In his opening speech at IMO's London headquarters, Lim reminded delegates and others that the landmark sulfur regulations, limiting the sulfur content of ships' fuel, will enter force in a little more than half a year.

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