Splash has gained an exclusive infographic of the divergent views from IMO member states and top shipping organisations on shipping emission cut proposals.
The graph shows shipping’s emissions if the industry carries on business as usal (BAU), as well as proposals from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and more aggressive cuts by Japan, and also a host of European nations. The most severe cuts have been proposed by a clutch of Pacific islands, led by the Marshall Islands whose ambitious call demands zero emissions by 2035.
IMO member states are meeting meet this week in the latest round of climate talks with clear divisions emerging. While Scandinavian and Pacific nations are pushing for dramatic emission cuts, others such as Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and India are keen to delay any firm emission cut commitments.