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November 22, 2017

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Satisfaction of the European shipowners for the ok today's to the agreement on the system of exchange of quotas emissions

Mattioli and Grimaldi (Confitarma) have met the general secretary of the ECSA

Today the ambassadors of the European Union have approved of the agreement reached 9th November temporarily between the Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU and the representatives of the European Parliament on the system of exchange of quotas emissions (ETS), that the main instrument for the reduction of the gas emissions is considered to greenhouse effect. The agreement is relative is to European system (EU ETS) that to the Swiss ETS, than currently they cover period 2013-2020, and regards the next period to 2020.

The today's approval is received with favor from the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA): "the European shipowners - he has emphasized the new general secretary of the European shipowning association, Martin Dorsman, that he covers the charge from 1°th November - have a strong interest to decarbonize the field and consider that it is right the decision that the European Union remits the task of ordering the emissions of Maritime co2 of the shipping to the International Organization. The IMO - Dorsman has remembered - currently is defining own strategy for the reduction of the produced emissions of co2 from international the marine transport. The IMO - it has evidenced the general secretary of the ECSA - is the organization that has the task of ordering our field that is total".

The ECSA has remembered that in April of the next year the IMO would have to adopt an initial strategy in order to reduce the emissions of the shipping, while in 2023 would have to adopt a final strategy. The European shipowning association has remembered moreover that last month, in the course of the last reunion of the intersessionale working group of the IMO on the reduction of the gas emissions to greenhouse effect produced from the ships(on 30 October 2017), the representatives of the field of the shipping have proposed that the produced total emissions from the marine transport would not have to exceed the levels of 2008, so fixing 2008 as the year of maximum of the emissions of the shipping, and that the International Maritime Organization would have to agree reductions percentages for ton-kilometer that allow to reduce the produced total emissions from the field of 50% within 2050 regarding 2008.

Today while to Roma Mario Mattioli, Shipping president of the Italian Confederation (Confitarma), together to Emanuele Grimaldi, past president of Confitarma and vice-president of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has met the general secretary of the ECSA. In the course of the encounter, happened near the center of the Italian shipowning association that today and tomorrow accommodates the reunion of the SEC, the Committee Safety and Atmosphere of the ECSA, the thematic attention of the European armament for the environmental ones and safety of navigation is restated.

In particular, with regard to the emissions of co2, Mattioli has restated that "in logic of sustainable environmental politics, Confitarma supports the proposal introduced to the IMO from ECSA and ICS turns to start a strategy that places requirements and actions of the shipping international online with the agreement of Paris of 2015 in order to fight the climatic change".

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