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IMO to debate climate deal for shipping

The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.
By Annemarie Botzki 21 June 2017 0 26456
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. The fuel could help reduce martime GHG emissions. (Gazprom)

Discussions on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the shipping industry will kick off next week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Tighter emissions standards in shipping could further boost the demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

The IMO, a UN agency responsible for regulating shipping, agreed a cap on sulphur emissions in October 2016 but delayed measures to cut GHGs. The shipping and aviation sectors were not covered under the Paris agreement in December 2015. 

Natasha Brown, IMO spokesperson, told Interfax Natural...