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Getting to Zero

Maritime climate change effort earns plaudits

The maritime field—in the midst of all the trade and transport it helps manage—has a big collective impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

And with the risks of those emissions, already representing 2 to 3 percent of all emissions created annually, growing even more in the decades to come, the industry is working to do something about it.

Last fall, a number of groups—led by the World Economic Forum, the Global Maritime Forum, and Friends of Ocean Action—launched the Getting to Zero Coalition, an effort that aims to deliver zero-emission vessels on deep-sea routes by 2030 and cut emissions by half in 2050 compared to 2008. First announced at the United Nations Climate Action Summit—the same one at which teenage activist and noted maritime traveler Greta Thunberg made headlines—the initiative drew positive notices that have evaded other climate efforts in recent months.

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