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IMO gives itself one year to raise CO2 ambitions for shipping

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee further accelerates efforts to reduce shipping’s CO2 emissions, seeking agreement on a new and revised 2050 plan within one year. One of the most tangible proposals has been put to death, however.

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Even though one of the most tangible proposals in the UN International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) CO2 package seems to have died, a significant momentum is apparently present among member nations following last week’s meeting in the organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

At least when asking those players who want shipping’s decarbonization to accelerate further and want an ambitious long-term strategy for such efforts, that is, net-zero emissions by 2050.

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