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Shipping's climate exam could be made more difficult by the pandemic

The industry faces decisive negotiations when the IMO's environmental committee resumes its climate work in November after it was inconveniently disrupted by the pandemic in the spring. But the negotiations face unprecedented challenges, which is causing concern.

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An eight-month long involuntary hiatus has increased the pressure on the IMO's member states for when they resume their decisive negotiations about shipping's climate efforts and how to achieve significantly lower levels of pollution from vessels than today.

But things are far from back to normal for the upcoming series of meetings.

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