FuelsEurope position on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in shipping

Posted on 23/10/2020 in Position Paper
Shipping is the backbone of international trade and commerce and an indispensable driver of EU prosperity. At the same time, maritime transport was responsible for the emission of 1,076 million tonnes of GHG in 2018, about 2.9% of global anthropogenic GHG emissions, according to the 4th IMO GHG study. Shipping emissions are projected to increase from 90% of 2008 emissions in 2018 to 90% and 130% of 2008 emissions by 2050 for a range of plausible long-term economic and energy scenarios in accordance with the initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.