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The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program published a blog to accompany the release of the Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) 2040 Ambition Statement.

Within the blog, the Aspen Shipping Decarbonization Initiative team provides an overview of the "so what" behind maritime shipping decarbonization, and how the action of the nine coZEV 2040 Ambition Statement cargo owner signatories will set the entire maritime sector on a path to zero emissions by 2050, at the latest. Read the team's blog post here.

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