Shipping and Aviation 2030 Climate Targets Lack Ambition

Climate Action Tracker has been evaluating policy commitments and action across governments globally, and their most recent report finds the shipping sector likely to exceed its own 2030 climate target and LNG is not an acceptable transition fuel. Emissions are forecast to at least double over the 2015-2050 period, and COVID-19-related reductions due to restrictions on travel and economic contraction do not represent a systemic alteration of emission trends.

This also applies to the aviation sector. High Ambition across UNFCCC, IMO, and ICAO commitments fall short of the 1.5 degree target the High Ambition Coalition nations of the Pacific require for survival.