Mao Xiaoli and Dan Rutherford

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Curbing Deadly Ship Emissions

By Mao Xiaoli and Dan Rutherford 2019-05-19 17:44:06

Emissions from ships caused the early deaths of more than 20,000 Chinese people in 2015. China has been taking steps to curb this blight, notably by expanding its domestic emission control areas (DECAs) to cover the country’s entire coastline. While an important step, this new “national” DECA has room for improvement. The four emission control areas currently managed by the IMO offer good points of reference. The IMO is the United Nations body responsible for regulating international shipping. Its ECAs...

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