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Organizations accuse shipping of failing to move on climate

Two organizations say that the shipping industry is not ambitious enough in terms of reducing emissions in the short term. In a new report, they conclude that the industry's efforts are "critically insufficient" in terms of global warming.

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The shipping sector is not working fast enough to realize its goals of reducing emissions – and the coronavirus crisis has only made it worse, say the two organizations Climate Analytics and Newclimate Institute.

"There is tremendous potential for the international shipping industry to decarbonize completely and reach zero emissions by 2050, yet there is very little sign of this sector is moving anywhere near fast enough, and certainly nowhere near a Paris Agreement pathway," says Bill Hare of Climate Analytics.

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