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domestic and international flights emitted 2.4% of global energy-related co2 emissions last year

Critics attack secrecy at UN body seeking to cut global airline emissions

Body in charge of cutting aviation’s carbon footprint meets behind closed doors — A UN body tasked with cutting global aircraft emissions is covertly meeting this week for discussions dominated by airline industry observers. The environment committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) meets on Monday in Montreal behind closed doors to discuss measures …

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UN shipping agency accused of secrecy over maritime pollution

IMO ‘susceptible to influence from private interests and certain states’ say campaigners — The UN agency responsible for cutting shipping emissions to combat climate change has been accused of operating like a secretive closed shop. The charity Transparency International has condemned six countries, including the UK and the US, for opposing moves to open the …

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UN shipping body mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns

The International Maritime Organization’s governing council has agreed to consider reforms, while documents show giving gifts for votes is standard practice — The UN shipping body will consider measures to curb industry dominance, seen as a threat to its climate goals. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing council agreed on Tuesday to set up a …

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