Shipping picked "the easiest possible benchmark" for its climate plan

The shipping industry gave itself "the easiest possible" starting point when it decided to use 2008 as a benchmark for its climate strategy, researchers tell ShippingWatch. And the underlying data is also poorer.

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The shipping industry "picked the easiest possible benchmark" when the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO, settled on its climate strategy for shipping in the spring of last year.

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