Several countries against shipping in final climate deal

Shipping will be part of the main text of a climate deal being negotiated in Paris these days. Nothing is decided yet, but signs indicate a number of countries are against the inclusion of transport in a final deal, ShippingWatch learns.

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International transport, including shipping, is still included in the main text currently under negotiation at the global climate conference in Paris, COP21, which will lead to a binding global climate agreement on the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Although the section of the text concerning the transport sector has not been subject to prolonged negotiations among the leading officials from 195 different countries, some countries are already resisting the proposal to specifically highlight the transport sector in a final climate agreement.

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