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Shipping faces showdown over greenhouse gasses

Shipping faces showdown over greenhouse gasses
Matt McGrath & Malcolm Senior 2 July 2023

The shipping industry is under growing pressure to dramatically curb planet-warming emissions from smokestacks at a meeting in London this week.

Maritime transport emits as much CO2 in a year as Germany but is the biggest global sector without a goal for cutting emissions to "net zero".

Some delegates at the UN summit want this by 2050 and emissions halved by 2030.

Campaigners say it would be the climate "deal of the decade" if agreed.

Reaching "net zero" would mean that any remaining shipping emissions were matched by actively removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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