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Fierce criticism of IMO meeting: "Financial interests beat out green ambitions"

Several strong voices in the shipping sector describe last week's IMO negotiations as unambitious and devoid of any real consequences.

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Criticism rains down on the IMO following last week's climate negotiations.

At a preliminary meeting of the IMO's work group for carbon reductions last week, the member states agreed on a proposal that defines the methods the shipping sector must use to realize the 2030 target of increasing efficiency by 40 percent compared to 2008.

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