The Committee on Climate Change urges the government to cut emissions and pressures IMO to make its targets more strict, says an article published in Safety4Sea.
CCC’s progress report
CCC issued a progress report focused on how well the UK is proceeding concerning reducing emissions.
The report includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
It recommends that Ministers seize the opportunity to turn the outbreak crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change.
Although a limited number of steps have been taken over the past year to support the transition to a net-zero economy and improve the UK’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, much remains to be done.
UK emissions in 2019
The report stated that:
- shipping was responsible for 3% of UK emissions in 2019 and
- should develop a “Clean Maritime Plan” in order to enhance incentives for zero-carbon ammonia and hydrogen supply chains.
Working with IMO
The Committee recommended the UK to continue working with the International Maritime Organization on global shipping policies, and updating their 2050 target.
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