Accepting a growing push to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, the International Chamber of Shipping has committed the industry to deliver net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

But the global shipowner organisation's support comes with a big if. If shipping is to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions in less than 30 years, there is a series of measures that need to happen quickly for that to realistically occur.

COP26 looms

The industry group's support for a more ambitious decarbonisation target comes amid rising calls for urgent action to combat GHG emissions ahead of the COP26 climate conference, which is scheduled to bring world leaders together at the end of this month in Glasgow.