Macron claims slow-steaming the best way to cut box ship emissions

President Emmanuel Macron chose this week’s G7 summit to reaffirm France’s commitment to slow-steaming as the best tool to tackle climate change.

Mr Macron’s statement in Biarritz seemed to catch some observers off-guard, despite the French delegation to the IMO this year calling for slow-steaming to become IMO policy.

“We will engage with shipping companies to reduce speed the speed of merchant ships,” he said at the summit’s opening.

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