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IMO pushes decisive CO2 agreement to 2018

The IMO was not able to deliver a breakthrough decision on CO2 but managed to reach agreement on data collection as a first step. NGOs are disappointed in the result. The EU Commission recognizes that this is progress.

The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) achieved a remarkable result in terms of global sulfur rules earlier this week in London but did not manage to deliver results on CO2 and reductions of green house emissions that many had hoped for, including a huge number of national shipowner organisations.

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