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IMO sets out agenda for COP 24

IMO sets out agenda for COP 24
Sam Chambers December 3rd, 2018

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.