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Regional Approach to CO2 Emissions Regs Would Not be Sustainable for Shipping, Says Shipowners

17/10/2016
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The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and Danish Shipowners Association (DSA) have both welcomed last week's agreement on the EU emission trading system (ETS) directive, which saw the rejection of proposals to include shipping in the regional CO2 ETS.

"The vote reflects that a regional approach would not be sustainable for shipping, and that in order to achieve significant CO2 reductions, we have to look beyond our borders. This of course also means that the eyes of the European Parliament are now set on the IMO," said Conservative MEP Bendt Bendtsen.

ECSA Secretary General Patrick Verhoevensaid: "This is an important signal from the European Parliament and we fully agree that IMO now has to deliver a workplan and set a timeline for the further reduction of the sector's CO2 emissions." [...]


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