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IMO Backs 50 Percent Cut In Shipping GHGs Over United States' Objection

April 13, 2018
The United Nations' (UN) International Maritime Organization (IMO) that sets shipping emissions standards for member countries including the United States has agreed to cut shipping greenhouse gases (GHGs) by at least 50 percent from 2008 levels by 2050, over the objection of President Donald Trump's administration that largely opposes GHG rules. However, the April 13 deal agreed by IMO member states falls short of the 2015 UN Paris Agreement's ambition for reducing GHGs, raising the prospect that shipping could represent...

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