16 Apr '18, 5pm

Landmark Agreement: Shipping Industry to Cut Emissions

Cap Sante, Anacortes, WA. -jon / Flickr Landmark Agreement: Shipping Industry to Cut Emissions On Friday, the 170+ nations in the International Maritime Organization set the first-ever emissions target for the shipping industry and agreed to halve CO2 emissions by 2050, based on 2008 levels. The unprecedented deal was welcomed by activists as a first step towards meeting the Paris agreement targets. The IMO nations also began a process to ban heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. The sulfur-laden oil is a significant source of black carbon or soot, which darkens snow and ice and speeds melting. Additional details are provided in an initial analysis of the deal from the International Council on Clean Transportation. As reported by the Washington Post : "Shipping in recent years has been responsible for about 800 million tons annually of carbon dioxide emissions, according to Dan...

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