The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has issued guidance charting a pathway for shipping companies to commit to cutting carbon in line with the Paris Agreement, and it is a road that will see participants agree to cut emissions to practically zero carbon by 2040.

The nonprofit programme, described as a “gold standard” for certifying companies’ decarbonisation targets, has just laid out a trajectory for aligning shipping with halting global warming at 1.5C.