Time to push ahead and agree ambitious CO2 commitments?
At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Climate Conference (COP 22), the International Chamber
of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping
is a significant decision giving further impetus to the substantial CO2 reductions that are already being delivered by the
global industry. ICS director of policy and external relations, Simon Bennett, said: “We are very optimistic that initial
CO2 reduction objectives can now be developed by IMO for the sector by 2018. The shipping industry thinks these should reflect
the spirit and ambition of the Paris Agreement while being appropriate to the circumstances that apply to international shipping
– just as the commitments made by governments to UNFCCC reflect the circumstances of different national economies.”
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