Shipping and climate changeAccording to International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates, world shipping is responsible for about 3 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Of the total emissions from the transportation sector, shipping accounts for 10 per cent, road traffic 73 per cent and air traffic 12 per cent. Losses from pipelines contribute 3 per cent, and rail traffic 2 per cent. Experts predict that, unless further measures are taken to protect the climate, emissions from the transportation sector will double by 2050. From shipping they could approximately treble.
8.1 > Of all modes of transportation, ships are unbeatable in terms of efficiency. © maribus (after IMO 2009)