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New Tyndall Manchester research has been published in Climate Policy, on Paris-compatible pathways for the international shipping sector

8 November 2021

The research highlights the stark gap between the International Maritime Organisation’s existing targets, and what is needed for shipping to play its part in meeting the Paris Climate goals.

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The research, co-authored by Simon Bullock, James Mason and Alice Larkin sets out Paris compatible targets for 2030 and shows the urgency for action. The longer the delay in setting new targets, the steeper subsequent decarbonisation trajectories become, with delay beyond 2023 making the required rate of transition unfeasibly rapid. Emissions reductions of 34% are needed by 2030, on a pathway to zero emissions before 2050. 

The IMO needs to have new Paris-compatible targets and policies in place by its planned 2023 strategy revision date. Negotiations start in this November’s “MEPC77” meeting.

Read the full paper at the link below- 

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