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Shipping Sector Confused on Emission

07/01/2016
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Over the course of the year the extent of the shipping industry’s confusion – some would say delusion – on how to clean up its emissions became clear, says Sotiris Raptis, shipping and aviation officer, European Federation for Transport and Environment. 

"Sitting in meeting rooms in London and Paris, we heard officials from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and industry profess their opposition to regional measures to reduce CO2 and then fail to address the problem at the global forum, the Paris climate conference," Sotiris adds.
 
During my second year of attending the IMO’s marine environment protection committee (MEPC), which deals with air pollution and CO2 emissions from shipping, anxiety about these measures intensified and industry became more vocal especially after the adoption of the first EU regulation addressing shipping CO2 emissions. [...]


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