IKEA and Unilever want tightened maritime climate rules from EU

IKEA and Unilever support a tightening of the so-called FuelEU Maritime initiative, the European Union’s blueprint for the green fuels of the future. It’s the second time in a short period that the two retail giants push for tightened CO2 regulation in shipping.

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Two of the world’s largest retailers, IKEA and Unilever, support a tightening of FuelEU Maritime, the European Commission’s blueprint for replacing fossil fuels with alternative fuel sources, they say in a statement issued by US think tank the Aspen Institute.

The statement calls for the European Union to raise the bar on FuelEU Maritime, which was unveiled last summer and is due to be adopted later this year. Not least of all, LNG is set to have a smaller role than first envisioned.

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