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Most Canadians on board with government cash for zero-emission shipping

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadians are generally pretty foggy about how much shipping emissions are fuelling the climate crisis. 

But as soon as they learn that the sector produces a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, the majority are on board with government investment in zero-emission ports, an Abacus Data poll indicates. 

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Canada must speed up decarbonizing ports to slash rising shipping emissions

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada urgently needs to chart a course of action that will dramatically reduce the shipping sector’s surging greenhouse gas emissions, says an international coalition working to decarbonize the maritime sector. 

Each year, international shipping creates a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. If the sector was a country, it would be the sixth largest emitter of CO2 emissions, roughly equivalent to Japan

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