Low Carbon Shipping & Shipping in Changing Climates

A Research Led Consortium on Sustainable Shipping


The IMO’s 2018 climate agreement explained

The shipping industry's commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 'at least' 50% is major progress towards aligning international shipping to the Paris goals, but leaves more work to be done.

The Shipping in Changing Climates consortium welcomes the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s GHG emissions by 2050, calling the initial strategy ‘major progress’.

So what does the climate agreement mean?

- It signals the end of fossil fuels in shipping by mid-century
- The deal will be reviewed in light of IPCC 1.5C report 
- Broad industry support for decarbonisation
- UN has under 5 years to deliver initial GHG reduction plan

Read our full analysis on the adoption of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy