New OECD report suggests Pacific calls for decarbonising shipping by 2050 is achievable

“The OECD report, closely followed by the call of the European Shippers Association for a target of decarbonisation by 2035, vindicates our Pacific member states’ principled stance on the IMO debate on shipping emission reduction. It is now backed by the latest science that demonstrates it is the most responsible thing to do, realistic and achievable,” said PIDF Secretary General François Martel. “Since the late Tony de Brum called for the IMO to adopt a sectoral target consistent with the 1.5 degrees Paris Agreement target at MEPC68, our small islands have been principled, consistent and vocal on the need for shipping to play its fair share in addressing the effects of climate change. Now the science and the industry are also coming out strongly in support of reason.”

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