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NGO: IMO's CO2 efforts fail again

Brussels-based NGO Transport & Environment criticizes IMO's MEPC for its decision to monitor ships' CO2 emissions. "The IMO process has proved to be too slow and has delivered too little and too late," the NGO tells ShippingWatch.

The decision a few weeks ago at the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, to develop a CO2 data gathering system for all ships around the world is supported by the industry, which describes the move as a positive step in the efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.

But the decision does not represent a step forward, rather, it is more a sign of a standstill, says the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).

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