Green groups dismayed as IMO sidesteps Arctic black carbon limits
Some states noted the need for emissions cuts, but calls for a mandatory switch to distillates got nowhere. Environmental NGOs condemned the IMO for its failure to act, but were powerless to change the outcome
The IMO’s pollution subcommittee failed to agree on measures to control black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic, to green groups’ dismay. States said more studies and debate were needed before rules could be set, despite warnings of soaring pollution from ships
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