Shipping industry group aims for net-zero emissions by 2050

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BERLIN (AP) — A major shipping industry group says its members will aim for “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050. The current target set by the United Nations’ maritime agency is to reduce emissions from international shipping by 50% by 2050. The International Chamber of Shipping said Tuesday that it has submitted a proposal to the U.N. for the industry to stop adding CO2 to the atmosphere by mid-century. Environmental activists gave Tuesday’s announcement a cautious welcome but noted that the proposal only covers carbon dioxide, not other greenhouse gas emissions. The U.N.’s annual climate change conference starts Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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