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Study shows shipping cannot rely on new vessels alone to cut emissions

Old ships pollute so much that a huge effort is needed to reduce their pollution if shipping is to contribute to fighting climate change. IMO needs to work faster than it does today, says researcher behind recent study.

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Shipping cannot rely on new and more climate-friendly ships to reduce its pollution, says a researcher behind a new study.

The study from the University of Manchester takes a closer look at what shipping companies must do to help the world reach its target of keeping the temperature from rising.

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