|Source: Transport & Environment (T&E)|
In a move that many say makes it very unlikely the world will avoid increasing temperatures more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels, international shipping and aviation have been removed from the Paris climate agreement.
International maritime shipping accounts for over 2 percent of worldwide carbon emissions. The United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) projects that carbon emissions from international maritime shipping could increase by 250% by 2050 if not controlled.
While some in the shipping industry say that the IMO will carry the flag and achieve the needed greenhouse gas reductions, many dispute that.
To learn more about this controversy, read the latest news:
Shipping and aviation emissions excluded from new draft Paris climate agreement, Ship-Technology 12/11
The Prospective Paris Deal Ignores Two Major Polluters, The Atlantic 12/11
SHIPS, PLANES AND CLIMATE CHANGE, EarthJustice 12/9
Climate radar misses ships and planes, Politico 12/6