IMO's fourth climate report reveals increasing CO2 emissions from shipping

IMO just presented its fourth and much-anticipated report on shipping's CO2 emissions. The new report reveals that shipping's emissions have been on the rise in recent years. Transport & Environment calls the development alarming.

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Shipping's climate footprint has continued to rise in recent years, reveals a new and comprehensive report by the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO, about the industry's greenhouse gas emissions.

The new report, the fourth in the series, is the first to be published since 2014, when the IMO published its third emissions report. As such, the report is assigned much importance among politicians, experts and the industry as a whole.

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