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UK tightens climate target in new maritime plan

By 2050, the UK shipping sector must be emission-free, and starting 2025, new ships built for UK waters should be able to sail without emitting any GHG, according to a climate action plan set forth by the British government. Subsidies are also on the table.

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When shipping companies in 2025 order new ships set to operate in UK waters, the ships must be able to sail without emitting greenhouse gases.

This is one of several concrete targets set out in a new maritime climate action plan announced by the British government, available here.

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