Hapag-Lloyd: Cutting CO2 in half by 2050 is a huge target in and of itself

Hapag-Lloyd says that the IMO's target of a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 is ambitious, and that this alone represents a huge task. As such, there is no need to talk about tightening the target, as other stakeholders have done recently, the shipping company tells ShippingWatch.

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The goal of cutting shipping's CO2 emissions in half by 2050 as a minimum is ambitious and in and of itself represents a huge task for the international shipping sector, says Hapag-Lloyd.

The comments come as part of the current debate about whether the targets the IMO set out in 2018 could risk being overtaken by calls from the public to speed up the climate efforts.

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