2023 is the next target in IMO's fight for shipping to reach net zero

This week's meeting in the IMO's environment committee has documented that more and more countries declare their support for net-zero emissions by 2050. No decisions were made, and there will probably be none next summer, either. All eyes are now on the year 2023.

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No decisions were made on anything of significance during the meetings. That is, besides to keep working on the proposals that were already on the agenda.

In most companies and associations, you could say it was a failure that the discussions didn't produce anything more. But that isn't necessarily the case when it comes to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which has held its 77th meeting this week.

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