UN Shipping Regulator Breaks Climate Pledge. What Next For Global Shipping?

SectorOil & Gas
CountryMiddle east

Country delegates at the UN agency responsible for global shipping voted on Tuesday on a controversial measure that will lead to higher carbon emissions over the decade. The measure and vote has been widely criticized by leading environmental NGOs, representatives from small island states and protestors who had gathered outside the London-headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on Sunday. Under the Paris Climate Agreement, countries had committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. To meet such goals, bold emission reduction targets needed to be set by Governments to regulate emissions pushed by the private sector. A 10-point environmental plan announced by the British government bans the sale of petrol and diesel ... [+] cars by 2030, five years earlier than previously committed. For example, countries like the U.K., today announced plans to end all petrol car sales in 2030 as part of ...read more...