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NGO’s open letter to IMO Sec-Gen: “Get the job done”

A collective of environmental non-governmental organisations has sent an open letter to the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Kitrack Lim, to become a beacon of ambitious leadership as shipping works towards its decarbonisation goals.

The letter, signed by six groups, complements Mr Lim for his appointment for a second four-year term as the UN agency’s top post, and quotes some of his earlier words in underscoring the need to work quickly in deciding the decarbonisation strategy for the shipping industry.

It goes on to emphasis that the decisions that will need to be made will not be easy, and will require innovative policies and visionary leadership. The letter also says the lobby groups believe the IMO could help coordinate, share and drive the climate ambition of others.

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Craig Eason Stockholm
Craig Eason is the owner and editorial director of Fathom.World. He has a background in the shipping industry having started his career as a cadet on oil tankers and gas carriers before becoming a navigating officer on a range of vessel types. A change in career, with ensuing university studies, and he has now gained 20 years experience in written and broadcast journalism. He now is in demand as a knowledgeable and competent editor and event host and moderator, both for in-house events and ones for the public.