#Shipping industry to cut emissions #ports
The world shipping industry could accept a global levy on carbon emissions from merchant ships. This deal would also channel proceeds to poor countries, according to an announcement at the UN climate talks, on 29 November 2011.
Maritime transport contributes to about 3% of the worldâ€™s emissions of greenhouse gases.
It was said that rules should be crafted under the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and the same rules for carbon reduction would apply to all internationally trading ships, but in a way which respects the principles of the UN climate convention.
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