Global maritime carbon deal dead in the water

ShipBy Arthur Neslen – EU officials believe that a global deal to cut maritime carbon emissions is currently unachievable and are instead talking up an initiative by the Bahamas to regulate the world’s shipping fleets as an alternative.

In 2007, BP estimated the annual CO2 emissions from shipping at between 600 and 800 million tonnes, some 5% of global greenhouse gases, and double the carbon pollution from aviation.

In a business as usual scenario, shipping emissions – which like aviation, are not covered by the Kyoto Protocol – are expected to increase up to 75% by 2027. more>



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