"World's biggest climate free-loader" to "EU overreach" - reactions to climate plan range broadly

The EU Commission's climate proposal for shipping immediately came into crossfire from the industry and environmental organizations. Both sides are heavily critical of the proposal, albeit with different objectives.

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Reactions from around the world indicate that the EU system might be facing a difficult task in making political ends meet in the coming negotiations concerning the European Commission's proposal for a climate package directed at shipping.

Following the commission's presentation of its shipping climate plan Wednesday, the package received harsh words from both shipping organizations and environmental organizations such as Transport & Environment (T&E).

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