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Swedish shipping industry prepares to go fossil-free by 2045

Shipowners’ Association is calling for government incentives to help in the transition to climate-friendly vessels, to meet national climate goals — Sweden’s shipping sector is preparing to end the use of fossil fuels domestically by 2045, in line with national climate goals. The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is developing a roadmap to net zero greenhouse gas …

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Bolsonaro, Paris and 1.5°C: a guide to our top stories of 2018

In a year when we learned some hard truths about climate change, CHN brought you scoops and investigations from around the world — In 2018, Climate Home News reported alarming developments from Brazil, the US, science and within the climate community itself. Amid the continued rise of nationalist populism and stark warming warnings, though, there were …

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UN shipping body mulls curbs on industry influence, citing climate concerns

The International Maritime Organization’s governing council has agreed to consider reforms, while documents show giving gifts for votes is standard practice — The UN shipping body will consider measures to curb industry dominance, seen as a threat to its climate goals. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing council agreed on Tuesday to set up a …

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Gas is not the answer to shipping’s climate impact, study warns

The EU is investing heavily in LNG as a cleaner fuel for shipping, but it will not go far enough to cut emissions by 2050, according to consultancy UMAS — Europe has little to gain from trying to decarbonise the unwieldy shipping sector with liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a new study that looks …

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