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Paris talks set scene for emissions control tussle

While environmental lobby groups may make a lot of noise, the real pressure for change is likely to come from an assertive European Union

To the disappointment of shipping industry bodies and environmental groups, the deal agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference last Saturday contained no reference to shipping or to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

LAST week in this column, I said that it was not clear whether shipping would be able to avoid having a carbon dioxide (CO2) cap placed on it as a result of the then ongoing United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change talks in Paris.

In a sense, we now know the answer