Sea of trouble: Turning our ships green


17. Sea of trouble: Turning our ships green

In the run-up to the COP27 global climate summit, The Weekly Tradecast looks at why ships and ports must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions with Jan Hoffmann, head of trade logistics at UNCTAD.

The shipping industry is vital to the global economy – over 80% of all traded goods move by sea – but there's a big downside for the environment.

As their massive engines churn, cargo ships produce as much carbon dioxide every year as the whole of Japan. That has to change to stay in line with the Paris climate agreement’s 1.5C global heating target.

Tune in to find out how the shipping sector can transform to reduce emissions and help protect the planet.