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Nations Strike Deal to Curb Shipping Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1)

April 13, 2018, 2:36 PMUpdated: April 13, 2018, 8:39 PM

Most of the world’s nations agreed to a mandatory deal that for the first time will limit greenhouse gas emissions from the global shipping industry.

After a week of negotiations at a London meeting of the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body, envoys from 173 countries agreed cut emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 from 2008 levels. Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Iran, and Russia all objected.

The accord is a significant step in the fight against global warming. Shipping, one of the only industries not included in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, would rank as ...