The UN’s climate chief Patricia Espinosa has warned the world is heading for “catastrophic” climate change unless governments do more to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking to Reuters ahead of crunch climate talks taking place this week in Bangkok, Espinosa said the world is unlikely to meet its collective target of limiting global warming to “well below” 2C without more ambitious national goal.
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When the biggest container ships ever built leave the Jiangnan shipyard near Shanghai next year, they will demonstrate the shipping industry’s slow chugging towards a low-carbon economy. Able to carry up to 22,000 twenty-foot long containers, they will be propelled by vast tanks of liquefied natural gas instead of depending on the heavy fuel oil that has powered most vessels for the past 100 years. The order by France’s CMA CGM is partly the result of pressure on shipping companies to cut greenhouse gas emissions that now account for about 3 per cent of the world’s total.
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