Carbon dioxide emissions produced by U.K. shipping could be up to six times higher than currently calculated, according to new research from The University of Manchester. (Full report, pdf)
As the shipping industry's emissions are predicted to continue to grow in the future, the U.K. will fail to meet its commitment to avoid dangerous climate change if additional cuts are not made to other sectors.
According to the study, the global shipping industry releases increasing amounts of harmful emissions into the atmosphere every year. This new report refocuses attention from the global efforts to reduce shipping emissions down to a national scale, and questions if the U.K. has a role in influencing its share of the CO2 emissions produced.
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