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UN Secretary General wants shipping aid to align with climate effort

When countries provide state aid to sectors such as shipping, as has been the case during the coronavirus crisis, they should include a requirement for compliance with the goals set out in the Paris Climate Accord, says UN Secretary General.

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Several shipping companies have during the coronavirus crisis received state aid from their respective governments to survive the ordeal.

But state aid should not be awarded without also requiring commitments, says UN Secretary General António Guterres.

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