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"We strongly oppose moving CO2 out of the IMO"

Shipping has been pushed up on the agenda when the UN climate plan will be discussed this December. Maersk is firm: IMO is the only right place to regulate shipping's CO2 emissions, John Kornerup Bang of Maersk's Sustainability Group tells ShippingWatch.

One thing is certain. The build-up to the UN climate summit in Paris this December has brought increasing attention to the shipping industry's CO2 emissions. For the first time ever, shipping has been included in the proposal that will form the basis of the negotiations, and this is not the norm. As such, the industry is waiting with bated breath to learn the specific contents of the document, expected published in late October.

A.P. Moeller-Maersk has a clear-cut and basic plea for the negotiatiors. Namely that, going forward, regulation of the industry must remain within the domain of the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO. In the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, the work of regulation CO2 politics for shipping has always been delegated to the IMO, explains John Kornerup Bang, head of climate negotiations, among other areas, at the Maersk Group:

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