Factsheet: the carbon footprint of shipping

July 7, 2009

Factsheet on greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.

2009 is a crucial year for the world’s climate. If the world cannot agree on substantial reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases, climate change will have a devastating effect on human populations and the natural environment. Urgent action is needed. Every sector has to take steps. A coalition of NGO’s calls on the maritime industry, whose emissions have been growing rapidly, to substantially and urgently reduce its carbon footprint.

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