The Marshall Islands, which has a front row view to rising water levels in the world seas while also being the world's third-largest independent flag state, is now reacting forcefully to IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu's call to exempt the IMO from committing to reducing ships' CO2 emissions.
"His call is not just a danger to the planet, but as the research points out, also to the shipping industry’s future prosperity, and therefore the future stability of world trade," notes the Marshall Islands' ministry of foreign affairs in a press release.
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