UN calls to put an end on fossil fuel subsidies

In an effort to build a global coalition for carbon neutrality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres during a conference on climate action, called for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Compliance of policing agencies and countries for IMO 2020

Compliance is a major concern in light of the new regulations concerning pollution from shipping; whatsoever, no central policing agency as well as several countries have not signed up to them yet. Reuters reports that refiners and shipping companies are expected to spend billions of dollars in the following years in order to ensure fuel and engine compliance. Yet, as enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI, set by the UN rests with individual countries and flag states, means that for some routes and regions, compliance may be inconsistent.

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