International shipping

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization agreed to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline, with carbon intensity reduction targets for 2030 and 2050.

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CO2 emissions from international shipping in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2050

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New regulations on emissions will need to be followed by dedicated policies and measures

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline, with carbon intensity reduction targets for 2030 and 2050. This historical milestone will need to be quickly followed by dedicated polices and other measures. Because of the large price gap between conventional and clean energy technologies, ambitious and timely measures enabling strong efficiency improvements and rapid fuel switching to low-carbon fuels are vital.