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National delegations to the International Maritime Organisation are often stacked with shipping industry representatives, making climate progress hard (Photo: Flickr/International Maritime Organization)

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has long been a thorn in the side of those who want to control industrial carbon emissions and slow global warming.

This week, in a striking report from Majuro in the Marshall Islands, Margot Gibbs uncovered the perverse relationship between the tiny country and a private shipping registry headquartered in the leafy suburbs outside Washington DC that has undermined a strong pro-climate voice in the UN’s chamber of shipping.

It’s a must read.

Africa files

Our reporter Mantoe Phakathi filed a series of reports that highlighted the positive steps African nations are taking to deal with climate change.

  • A number of the world’s poorest countries have become tired…