One of the world’s largest flag states has sharply increased its demands over a shipping carbon levy as it faces becoming a registry without a home because of climate catastrophe, a senior official tells TradeWinds.

Albon Ishoda, the island state’s presidential special envoy for shipping, on Saturday demanded a starting point of $150 per tonne of CO2 for all international shipping voyages, a 50% increase from the demand it made with a group of Pacific Island states earlier this year.