Climate: maritime transport in the sights

Climate: maritime transport in the sights
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By Marc Cherki
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INFOGRAPHIC - The International Maritime Organization is trying this week to reach an agreement to reduce its CO2 emissions. Commercial ships, although very polluting, still escape any constraint to limit global warming. Climat : le transport maritime dans le viseur Climat : le transport maritime dans le viseur

Despite the ambitious Paris climate agreement, which aims to limit the rise in the average temperature of the planet to well below 2°C compared to the pre-industrial era, air and maritime transport still escape any constraint for reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Aware of this problem, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is currently meeting in London, with the intention of setting a roadmap no later than Friday 13 April.

An ambitious goal

Even the secretary general of this United Nations organization, the South Korean Kitack Lim, is in favor of finding an agreement quickly, perhaps as early as this week. "Delaying the adoption of the initial strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships should not be an option," he said.

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