Researcher describes the IMO's climate target for 2030 as inadequate

IMO's target for 2030 is inadequate if the shipping industry's greenhouse gases are to be halted, says climate researcher Tristan Smith and NGO Transport & Environment. They call for political action now.

Tristan Smith is associate professor at UCL Energy Institute in London. He is a co-author of the IMO's fourth climate report, which was published this week. | Photo: PR / UCL

The shipping sector's short-term climate target is entirely inadequate, say renowned shipping researcher Tristan Smith and NGO Transport & Environment, T&E.

The state of the climate is far from being taken seriously enough, and the IMO and its member states will have to work more ambitiously in order to brake the shipping sector's emissions and comply with the targets set out in the Paris climate accord.

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