Who pays for carbon? It could be you
Who actually pays for the carbon emitted by shipping is turning into a political football. It’s a match that looks like it’s going to extra time, possibly a replay, then penalt
Times gettin’ tougher than tough
The trouble with the future is that it’s so much more expensive than the past. The present is getting more pricey by the day but for shipowners, there is little comfort in knowin
Technology will not solve climate change (but it will help us understand it better)
Even if 2021 was far from a banner year for taking meaningful action on climate change, it did illustrate that the issue will be closer to the centre of all kinds of political and
AER, CII, HNY
There is yet more criticism in store for maritime regulators at the end of a year that has seen industry and NGOs alike rail at the IMO’s failure to make a ‘zero emissions’ a
Don’t blame the messenger
To adapt an old joke, how many MEPC sessions does it take to change the shipping industry? Answer: how many have you got?
Why the EU ETS might not be the answer after all
The boffins who may just be in charge of the shipping industry are back with a new observation: the European Union’s Emissions Trading System may not after all make significant e
Net Zero or Not Zero?
As the IMO MEPC meets virtually this week to try and move forward on the commitments outlined at COP 26, it looks clear that despite the Secretary-General’s regular exhortation a
The COPs are gunning for your net zero target
How much or how little was achieved at COP will vary depending on your position at the table but despite the lukewarm commitments, at least two interesting threads can be pulled ou