Charting a course to zero emissions: the challenge for global shipping

aerial view of a cargo ship emitting CO2
Who is responsible for the carbon emissions of the global shipping industry? Credit: Anucha Sirivansuwan / Getty.

For decades countries have shirked responsibility for emissions from global shipping. Now that initial targets have been set, the challenge is to decarbonise – but anything less than carbon neutral before 2050 won’t cut it.

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