Intl. Maritime Transport

Intl. Maritime Transport


International Maritime Transport has no emission reduction target (yet) under the UNFCCC. Similarly, the international regulatory body for international maritime transport (IMO) has not yet announced any target. IMO has released its IMO Third GHG study in 2014, which contains a range of future scenarios, on which our factsheet is based. For further information on intetnational maritime transport targets, see e.g. this study by Cames et al. Note that the per-capita emissions are not directly comparable to either those displayed for international aviation or other countries. They are average extra emissions for every person on the planet, if the shipping emission services could equally be attributed to every person on the planet (they can not).

  • Change of per-capita emissions from 2010 to 2030 (average): +33%
  • Per-capita emssions in 2030 (average): 0.1 tCO2/eq
  • Global rank of national emissions excl. landuse (out of 195 countries): #14 in 2010 and #8in 2030.

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