Low Carbon Shipping & Shipping in Changing Climates

A Research Led Consortium on Sustainable Shipping

 
 

Navigating The Climate Change Challenge For Shipping

Cutting the shipping sector’s CO2 emissions in line with global climate change targets will need an approach that goes beyond current regulations, according to a new report by researchers from the Shipping in Changing Climates Consortium at UCL and the Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester. The new research presented to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) illustrates the wide gap between what is needed to avoid 2°C of warming, compared with the current direction of travel of shipping CO2. The analysis shows how avoiding 2°C, whilst maintaining shipping’s present 2-3% share of total anthropogenic CO2, requires at least a halving of its CO2 emissions by 2050.‚Äč

 

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The report coincides with the submission to the IMO of a paper by the Republic of Marshall Islands calling for MEPC to agree a quantifiable and ambitious GHG emissions reduction target for international shipping.