OECD and the Netherlands warn against LNG as a transitional fuel to reach climate goals

In the effort to reduce CO2 emissions in shipping, LNG as a transitional fuel is not the smart choice, estimates OECD and the Dutch government in a response to the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee. Both advocate for CO2 taxes.

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OECD and the Dutch government now align themselves with the World Bank, warning shipping countries against "locking in" to liquefied natural gas, LNG, as a transitional fuel to reduce harmful emissions.

This is stated in a response from two working groups organized by the OECD's International Transport Forum and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure, sent to the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, ahead of next month's MEPC 76 meeting.

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