COP26 outcome could strengthen Brussels' role in shipping's climate efforts

It is highly unlikely that the muddy outcome of COP26 will boost the shipping industry's global climate efforts at the MEPC meeting later this month. In a comment on the summit, several European politicians urge the EU to up the climate game.

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Judging from the reactions that have emerged in the wake of the UN climate summit COP26, it can drily be summed up that many had hoped for more action.

Optimists focus on the fact that this was nevertheless a significant step in the right direction, while others point to areas that are hugely disappointing, including topics that are related directly to various CO2 initiatives that the shipping industry are working on in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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