Sophia Kopela

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Lecturer, Lancaster University Law School. Dr Kopela's research interests lie in the areas of public international law, international law of the sea, international environmental law and international dispute settlement.

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Shipping and climate change: the IMO is making progress – though worryingly slowly

The Paris Agreement, which was adopted in the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2016 in Paris, does not include aviation and shipping in its regulatory framework. Acknowledging the global and complex nature of shipping activities, the Kyoto Protocol entrusted the reduction of GHG emission from marine bunker fuels to the International Maritime Organisation (article 2 (2)).

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