Maersk and EU want shipping back in climate agreement

Yesterday, shipping, together with aviation, was removed from the draft for a global climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. Today, Maersk and the EU Commission are working hard to push shipping back again.

The EU Commission will use the last days of the Paris climate summit to push for the inclusion of a direct reference to shipping and aviation in a finalized agreement. Meanwhile, several environmental organizations characterizes it as completely fatal that the two sectors, which going forward are estimated to account for a significant share of global CO2 emissions, are no longer included in the text. Maersk is similarly disappointed.

In an earlier draft of the agreement, published December 5th, shipping and aviation were still included, though it looked somewhat uncertain whether the two transport sectors would be featured in the finalized agreement. The latest daft of the agreement, available here, does no mention either shipping or aviation.

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