Shipping: EU ‘must act’ after IMO fails to set short-term emissions cuts

The EU must press on with plans to bring shipping within its emissions trading system and mandate cleaner fuels, green groups have said after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved a climate package that would allow global emissions to grow for the rest of the decade.

by Simon Pickstone
Workers remove scaffolding after maintenance work on a cargo ship's propeller in Hamburg, Germany. The shipping industry is responsible for around 3% of global CO2 emissions. Photo: Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Workers remove scaffolding after maintenance work on a cargo ship's propeller in Hamburg, Germany. The shipping industry is responsible for around 3% of global CO2 emissions. Photo: Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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