Industry and Fossil Fuels Continue to Have Seat at the Table at Latest Shipping Climate Talks

Source: Desmog UK


The shipping industry counts for nearly three percent of the world’s emissions, and it continues to grow, yet there is still no climate target to cut pollution from global shipping.

And with industry sitting inside the negotiating room, progress on setting a climate target continues to stall.

The Paris Agreement – now almost two years old – does not directly include shipping. And after 20 years of negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) countries only expect to set some sort of climate target in 2020 at the earliest.