IMO sets out agenda for COP 24

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is participating at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, which kicked off yesterday.

In a release IMO stated that this week it will seek to make clear that it remains the appropriate international body to continue work to address greenhouse gas emissions from ships engaged in international trade.

Earlier this year IMO member states agreed to slash shipping greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050 over 2008 levels.

The UN body has faced criticism in the past year that its structure leaves it susceptible to corporate capture, something it has repeatedly denied.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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