Environmentalists slam MEP74 lack of decision-making on ship emissions

“Shipping industry associations no longer represent the best interests of shipping companies,” was one damning indictment as environmentalists responded angrily to the outcome of the IMO’s Maritime Environmental Protection Committee meetings last week in London. 

The week-long discussions (MEPC 74) were set to consider proposals to cut GHGs produced by shipping, targeting a 50% reduction in maritime emissions by 2050.

However, hopes of a clear path forward on any short-term measures were dashed when the UN body failed to decide on any of the proposals put forward. 

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