Shipowners call for billions of dollars for R&D instead of new climate targets

The International Chamber of Shipping declines to comment on whether the sector's climate targets should be increased. Instead, the association, together with World Shipping Council, calls for billions of dollars to be used for research.

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Several voices in and around the shipping sector have in the past week called for more ambitious climate targets for the sector.

This comes after the publication of the much-awaited fourth IMO climate report, which shows that the shipping industry's combined greenhouse gas emissions have increased by almost 10 percent from 2012 to 2018.

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