Clean Shipping Coalition, Transport & Environment and Seas at Risk furious at the outcome of MEPC 77
Abbasov: The negotiations at the IMO are like a soap opera
November 29, 2021
"At the IMO - said the representative of the CSC, John Maggs - ambition was again held hostage by a small group of countries determined to make the organization powerless on the most urgent question of our time. At the meeting there was a clear and real majority for a greater climate ambition, but Russia, Saudi Arabia and others have done so that once again the IMO has failed to make a step towards climate measures for maritime transport".'
'When it comes to binding fuel measures greens for shipping - confirmed Faig Abbasov of the association Transport & Environment - you choose to hesitate in sight of 2022 without any commitment to accelerate its adoption. The negotiations at the IMO - Abbasov denounced - are like a soap opera: whenever you think the momentum for action is mature, you realize that it will still take many seasons before that a final decision be taken.'
Disappointment with the outcome of the MEPC session was also expressed by the Seas at Risk association: "those who at the IMO block climate action - explained the representative of the association, Lucy Gilliam - they are also preventing to the organization to deal with many other environmental issues Important. Those who block have caused dangerous delays on almost all the items on the agenda. After two years of postponements - specified - to the urgent issue of plastic pollution due to maritime transport was granted just one hour of discussion and every question has been postponed to the next year'.
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