Lobby groups clash on outcome of latest ship speed reduction talks

IMO’s intercessional working group met again last week to look through proposals on how to mandate existing ships to cut CO2 emissions. As usual the lobby groups disagree on progress.

A sixth of seven intercessional working group meetings took place last week at the International Maritime Organization to look at ways to make existing ships improve operational efficiency and thus cut CO2 emissions. As discussions focused on ship’s speed the usual difference of opinion on the speed of the decision making emerged between shipowner and green lobby groups. 

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