Fuelling shipping’s decarbonisation pathway

One thing is clear if we are to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and take action to limit temperature increases to 1.5°C – the shipping industry must take decisive and ambitious action to reduce its emissions, and fast.  

In 2018, shipping emitted around 3% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gases1, but increasing demand for shipping services means that maritime emissions are accelerating faster than many other sectors. As a result, it’s estimated that shipping could account for up to 13% of global emissions
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The big question then, of course, is how do we decarbonise shipping? Here the answer is less clear cut – an issue that in itself has the potential to hamper climate action in the sector.  

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