Leading shipping nations press IMO to adopt more ambitious climate goals for shipping

November 10, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Denmark, the United States, the United Kingdom and several other states have called on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to introduce more ambitious climate goals for shipping by adopting climate-neutral shipping goal by 2050 as well as sub-goals by 2030 and 2040.

As disclosed, the initiative was presented at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Together, they launched a joint declaration with the support of a number of countries calling for shipping to be climate neutral by 2050 and stressing the importance of political action now.

Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, the Marshall Islands, Norway, Panama and Sweden also signed the maritime sector declaration.

 

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Leading shipping nations press IMO to adopt more ambitious climate goals for shipping