US stance on CO2 could radically change the IMO's climate agenda

Nordic carriers are positively attuned to the announcement from the White House to make the shipping sector CO2-free by 2050, believing it will change the IMO's agenda, while others are more hesitant. Drastic changes are required, they say.

US President Joe Biden with John Kerry, the nation’s first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. | Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The recent announcement from the US, which raises the shipping industry's climate ambitions significantly, is being very well received at several Nordic carriers and their organizations.

They are among the group of shipping companies that have continually sought to raise the bar on climate ambitions, and they now appear to have found an ally in US president Joe Biden.

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