"Shipping is the elephant in climate negotiations room"

A new EU report points out that shipping's share of global CO2 emissions will rise significantly by 2050 if the industry is not included in the climate agreement expected to emerge from COP21. NGO calls shipping the elephant in the climate negotiation room.
Photo: Odfjell
Photo: Odfjell

If shipping is not included in the global climate agreement set to be negotiated when the UN climate panel meets in Paris this December for COP21, the sector's share of global CO2 emissions will increase to 17 percent, according to a report published by the European Parliament in November 2015.

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