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CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME

23 November 2007

UN maritime agency to intensify work on greenhouse gas emissions

Speaking to the IMO Council, Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos spoke of the increasing importance and urgency given by the international community to the control of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and "of the globally expressed wish to act, and act now," and said he would present a plan to accelerate work to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) when it meets in March of next year.

Mr. Mitropoulos spoke of the increasing importance and urgency given by the international community to the control of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and "of the globally expressed wish to act, and act now," the agency said in a news release.

He said that IMO and the international maritime community needed to demonstrate their determination to be in the front line of the global campaign to tackle this threat to the global climate without delay.

Originally published 16 Nov 2007

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