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NGO proposes significant global carbon levy on bunker fuel to reach climate goals

Green Transition Denmark, which forms part of Clean Shipping Coalition, finds that an increasing CO2 levy on bunker fuel from 2025 onwards could compel the shipping industry to switch to green fuels such as methanol or ammonia, with only a negligible increase in retail prices.

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If the shipping industry is to achieve climate neutrality in 2050, and the carbon emissions are to be driven down, there is no getting around it:

The industry itself or policy-makers need to impose global levies on the traditional polluting bunker fuel used by the shipping sector, writes Green Transition Denmark.

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