GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Emissions

ICS chairman calls IMO to support its CO2 reduction plan

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The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector. ICS hopes that IMO can adopt an ambitious strategy by 2018 matching the spirit of the Paris Agreement.

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ECSA contradicts European port’s policy on GHG emissions

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ECSA regrets that European port and cargo interests have come out in favour of the European Parliament’s position to conditionally include shipping in the EU ETS as of 2023, if the IMO does not have a comparable system operating by 2021. European port and freight forwarder associations did confirm that a global agreement is their preferred option to curb greenhouse gas emissions of ships.

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ECSA : Shipping does not belong in EU ETS

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A majority of MEPs voted to include shipping in the scheme as of 2023, if there is no comparable system operating in the IMO in 2021. However, ECSA says that this decision will unduly complicate the achievement of an effective and timely global agreement in IMO that everyone in the end wants.

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EU Parliament votes for deadline for shipping CO2 emission

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The EU voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU ETS and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. ESPO strongly believes that IMO is by far the right place to introduce CO2 target and measures to reduce emissions from shipping in line with the Paris Agreement.

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T&E welcomes EU ETS reforms

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MEPs have backed reforms of the EU emissions trading system that will, for the first time anywhere, regulate international ship CO2 emissions as well as significantly tighten the cap on aviation emissions. Transport & Environment welcomed the reforms as both a much needed first move to kickstart maritime climate action.

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