The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations body responsible fo preventing marine pollution by ships, starts a five-day meeting at its London HQ today. A glance at the agenda suggests it will need far longer than that to make much headway. A 2014 IMO report found that, between 2007 and 2012, global shipping produced an annual average of 866 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent – 2.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions over that period. Those emissions are expected to grow between 50 and 250% by 2050.
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BBC Radio 4’s Today programme breached broadcasting rules when it allowed Lord Lawson to make inaccurate claims about climate change, watchdog Ofcom has said. During his appearance last August, the former Chancellor’s statement that official figures showed that “during this past 10 years… average world temperature has slightly declined”, was found to be in breach of rules on due accuracy. A further statement that “all the experts say there hasn’t been” an increase in extreme weather events was also found to be inaccurate. The Ofcom ruling follows an incident in 2014, when the BBC upheld a complaint over another interview with Lord Lawson about climate change.
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