Here’s how we can reduce shipping industry emissions

By merely reducing vessels’ speed by 20% would cut shipping industry emissions and fuel costs by 24-34%. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

José María Figueres

President of Costa Rica, 1994-1998


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With a considerably high share in world trade, its important to reduce shipping industry emissions Image: UNCTAD calculations, based on data provided by MarineTraffic

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