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Thursday, December 20, 2018 

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has emphasised the cruise industry’s commitment to reducing the rate of carbon emissions across the fleet by 40% over the next decade.

The commitment follows a collaborative process to build consensus among cruiseline leadership. Progress toward the 40% target will be measured against a 2008 fleet baseline, and emissions rates will be calculated based on the industry fleet’s total carbon emissions, total ship berths and total distance travelled.

The CLIA plans to report annually on the industry’s progress toward the commitment.

 “[The] announcement is a tribute to cross-industry collaboration and a shared commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Arnold Donald, Global CLIA Chairman and President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & PLC.

“We aspire to the International Maritime Organisation’s vision of a carbon-free shipping industry by the end of the century. Our commitment to a 40% reduction in the rate of emissions by 2030 is a strong first step toward realising that vision.”

While CLIA Cruise Lines each have responsible and sustainable programs to reduce waste and preserve and protect the oceans, the commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions is a significant initiative they have taken together to reduce GHG Emissions.

The reduction will be fuelled by innovative technologies for energy efficiency in ship design and propulsion.

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