A European Commission (EC) executive has asked the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to take action to ease frustration over shipping emissions.

Jos Delbeke, director general of DG Climate Action of EC, made it clear that, according to the Paris Agreement, all sectors have to contribute to reduced emissions.

“EU institutions are nervous about the IMO not being proactive enough,” Delbeke said.

“The best reply to this frustration would be the IMO to take action.”

Representatives from the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) were quick to respond to Delbeke’s remarks.

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