COP26 Calls for Zero Emission Shipping by 2050 and Methane Reductions

As leaders from around the world gathered in Scotland at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, the role of the shipping industry, as expected, has become one of the topics of discussion. The first days of the conference have taken steps to again focus on the import role of the entire maritime supply chain in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement designed to limit the increase in global temperature by limiting carbon emissions.

Led by Denmark, fourteen of the world’s nations took the first action, issuing the “Declaration on Zero Emission Shipping by 2050.” With the signatures of major shipping nations including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Norway as well as key players in the industry including Panama, the declaration focuses on immediate reductions for shipping to reach zero emissions by 2050.

This article was originally posted on the maritime-executive.com website at: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/cop26-calls-for-zero-emission-shipping-by-2050-and-methane-reductions

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