Gallery: Why are Shipping Emissions Excluded from the UK’s 2050 Carbon ...


While it seems only logical for the UK to include all major transportation emissions in their carbon targets, it turns out this has not been the case. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently called for the UK government to no longer ignore the shipping sector’s growing environmental impact and include these emissions in its 2050 carbon targets. As it stands, global shipping is estimated to account for more than 3 percent of all annual global emissions.

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