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Shipping charts a high carbon course

The shipping industry expects ongoing growth in CO2 emissions to 2050, despite an apparent recent decline. Opportunities for decarbonizing the sector in line with international commitments on climate change need to be re-evaluated.

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Figure 1: Comparison of 16 GHG scenarios from the IMO and the RCP marker scenarios for a range of climate outcomes.


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Bows-Larkin, A., Anderson, K., Mander, S. et al. Shipping charts a high carbon course. Nature Clim Change 5, 293–295 (2015).

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