Climate activists have delivered a petition, urging IKEA to immediately transition to zero-emissions cargo vessels.
ed by environmental organisations Pacific Environment and Stand.earth, the Ship It Zero campaign is calling on some of the world’s largest retail companies to transition to 100% zero-emissions cargo shipping vessels by 2030.
We are demanding IKEA to invest in wind, batteries, and 100% renewable hydrogen-based fuels for its shipping. These are 100% carbon zero and expected to become available by 2024
stated Nicole Caodie, action coordinator for Pacific Environment.
Furthermore, Dawny’all Heydari, Ship It Zero Campaign Lead, Pacific Environment, noted that by switching to zero-emissions vessels, Ikea ‘can be a hero in the story that gets told about the most decisive decade of human history’.
It’s time to set sail on zero-emissions cargo ships and break retailers’ dependence on ships that pollute our ports, harm our health, and obstruct our opportunity to meet our climate objectives
Moreover, Kendra Ulrich, Shipping Campaigns Director, Stand.earth, added that IKEA and other major retail brands are the lynchpin in the massive, fossil-fuelled ocean shipping industry, and can wield enormous power to transform this sector.
Corporate cargo customers like IKEA must step up to the leadership helm by taking immediate steps to reduce their maritime climate pollution and committing to zero-emissions shipping by 2030