Several fear a useless outcome from this week's MEPC talks

Before IMO's secretary general, Kitack Lim, opens this week's decisive meetings in the MEPC to determine shipping's future CO2 strategy, frustrations and fears of a useless result – or even lack thereof – are spreading.

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Hopes are frail ahead of the virtual 75th meeting in the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee starting today.

Even before IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim welcomes the 174 member states, frustration has already started spreading among nations, shipping companies and industry associations.

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