For too long, the IMO has been out of step with other UN agencies on climate change and is in effect acting as a rogue element within the UN system … The IMO must face up to its responsibilities, putting its priorities in line with the UN on climate change, and use the collective political power and technological know-how of the shipping industry to … drastically limit shipping’s contribution to the global climate crisis,” said Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.
As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems
“The IMO has this week completely failed to take any significant steps or agree any action which would see significant reductions in black carbon emissions from shipping and its warming impact on the Arctic,”
Business Green: IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target
By Cecilia Keating on BusinessGreen, 26 November 2021: IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target (Paywall, quotes Clean Arctic Alliance)