Ships produce more than 2 per cent of the carbon emissions warming the planet. According to some estimates, those emissions could triple by 2050 if nothing is done.
And until now, next to nothing has been done. Shipping, along with aviation, has been excluded from climate agreements. But delegates at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN agency that regulates international shipping, have just agreed on a target of reducing the sector’s emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050.
This sounds like great news, but island states and …
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