The ambitious member states got far from what they were hoping for at this week's meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC.
Their strategy was to introduce clear sanctions for shipping companies and ships that fail to comply with the International Maritime Organization's 2030 plan of improving ships' efficiency by 40 percent a decade from now, compared to 2008 levels. And requirements need to be tightened significantly, so that those who ignore the rules cannot get away with just receiving warnings three years in a row before the hammer falls.
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