Maritime countries agree first ever shipping emissions regulation

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Porte containers dans le port de Hong Kong, Chine

Porte containers dans le port de Hong Kong, Chine © AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI

But campaigners warn rules only apply to new ships replacing older ones – and developing countries have six-year waiver

Countries have taken a first step towards reducing climate emissions from shipping with a global agreement to reduce energy use in new vessels from 2013 onwards.

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