Secretary general wants IMO to focus on long-term climate goals

Now is the time to focus on methods for achieving the shipping industry's long-term ambition of halving emissions by 2050, says IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in his opening speech at the MEPC summit.

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International Maritime Organization Secretary General Kitack Lim wants member states to take a long-term perspective and turn their attention toward ways that can gradually lead to a halving of emissions by mid-century, Lim says in his opening address of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) summit meeting, which begins today.

"We have been focusing on development of short-term measures. But now, I think we have to be more proactive to foster the development of future alternative fuels and embark on discussing potential mid-and long-term measures as soon as possible," Lim says.

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