Marshalls leads plan to cut Pacific shipping emissions to zero by 2050

The Marshall Islands is leading a coalition of six Pacific countries to clean up the region's shipping industry and get carbon emissions to zero by 2050 as part of a US$500 million partnership.

The Pacific Blue Shipping partnership was announced on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly with the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu agreeing to cut carbon emissions in shipping by 40 per cent by 2030, and reducing emissions to zero by 2050.

Dr Peter Nuttall, from the University of South Pacific, described the initiative an adaptation and resilience measure, to help Pacific countries transition shipping to a low carbon industry.

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