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Danish shipping giant Maersk Lines has expressed their disappointment that the shipping industry was omitted from the COP21 Climate Agreement drafted in Paris last week. [MarineLink]

International shipping produces 2.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to continue rising. The aviation industry was also left out of the plan.
 

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MarineLink: John Kornerup Bang, the chief climate advisor at Maersk, explained that the company had hoped that the agreement would also include global requirements of the shipping industry, but that this was omitted from the final agreement.

 

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“We are disappointed that it didn’t end up in the final agreement,” he said.“For a long time we have pushed for global regulation, but this has unfortunately not happened.”

Maersk argues that international regulation is inevitable and that a lack thereof simply encourages shipping lines to sail under the flags of countries with the least stringent rules. Read more from MarineLink here…

 
 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee
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