by Ewa Kochańska
"Why are we being oppressed to set a target or to be very specific what the percentage is and by when? What's the point of this? I can't understand it," asked the Greek shipping heavyweight John Lyras about setting greenhouse gases (GHG) emission targets for his industry, as was quoted by the October 2017 InfluenceMap report Corporate capture of the International Maritime Organization. How the shipping sector lobbies to stay out of the Paris Agreement.
The paper painted a sobering picture of how deeply ingrained and powerful corporations are at the IMO, and how they have successfully slowed down progress on the environmental protection regulation.
Ultimately, the report underscored the overwhelming influence that special interests play in organizations as "powerful" as the United Nations.Download PDF