Tipping points and breaking ships: a story from Bangladesh

Just Transition

24-10-2022 • 24 mins

Bangladesh is one of a handful of countries where the world’s ships go to die.  From tankers to cargo ships and cruise liners, the boats are run aground and broken up for scrap, often by hand. It’s one of the most dangerous recycling jobs there is. Death and injuries are common among workers who lack protective equipment. Oil, asbestos and ozone-destroying gases are regularly released into the environment.  Is there a way for this industry to do better? And is clean shipbreaking even possible? Correspondent Naimul Karim takes us to Cox’s Bazaar to meet shipbreakers and activists, and explores new efforts to make the business greener and safer. Read the full story on Context here: https://bit.ly/3z7nRFe Sign up for our newsletter, Climate. Change. for more analysis on the climate crisis - directly from the ground at: https://bit.ly/3T1oDvn

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