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September 27, 2023

Shipping emissions are rising, warns the UN

Flag vs owner: Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands are the world’s top leading country flags but China, Japan and Greece are the main shipowning countries (Photo: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)
Flag vs owner: Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands are the world’s top leading country flags but China, Japan and Greece are the main shipowning countries (Photo: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)

As the maritime industry faces uncertainty on how best to reduce its global carbon footprint, a new UN report flags up that shipping emissions have jumped 20 per cent on a decade ago

Despite being subject to regulatory attention on several fronts – from green fuels to energy intensity reduction targets and carbon pricing – shipping emissions are not declining, warns the yearly review of maritime transport published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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