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The pre-COP26 optimism that climate politics may finally being starting to move at pace has ended in a depressingly predictable cop-out inside the IMO this week. This week’s podcast looks at what happened, what didn’t happen and why multilateral negotiations are necessarily slow to deliver results, even amid a climate emergency
The Marine Environment Protection Committee ended with little progress on emissions controls despite public pressure to increase its climate target: ‘It’s almost as if COP26 never happened’
Anyone hoping for a wind of change to sweep in from Glasgow and spur the IMO to dispense with 71 years of history and procedure, sweep aside national differences and pull a neat solution to climate change out of its hat obviously doesn’t understand how the IMO works
Supply chains need fundamental rethinking following systemic shocks | Maersk sees slowdown in 2022 demand growth | IMO mulls voluntary switch to cleaner fuels in the Arctic
The IMO came close to approving a voluntary measure against black carbon in the Arctic, but Russia and others objected and the matter was referred to a working group instead
London remains the international centre for shipping litigation, thanks to the English law settlement clauses built into many contracts
The Marine Environment Protection Committee has granted a lifeline to the shipping industry’s proposal for $5bn green research and development fund. But it faces more tough questions over who should run it and where the money should go
The business case for diversity, equity inclusion and belonging is undeniable. Statistics from numerous sources prove the gains that businesses can make with a broader employee base
The six major class societies dominate in terms of tonnage and number of vessels; they have a breadth and depth of expertise, but each has developed its specialist areas
CMA CGM Libra case was dispute over just $400,000 | Little time to talk carbon taxes as IMO states wrestle with 2050 resolution | West coast dockworkers reject extension of US labour contract
Move comes shortly after news that European Union member states had reached a consensus to block the merger deal. It is uncertain whether a compromise has been reached
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