September 15, 2020
- OK of the EU Parliament on the inclusion of shipping in the
European emissions trading system
- The position will be formally adopted tomorrow with a
- Today, the European Union Parliament voted in favour
inclusion in the EU's emissions trading system
(ETS) of emissions produced by both transport services
European sea services and maritime services
departing or arriving at an EU port. The
position will be formally adopted tomorrow with a new vote.
- "It's a great victory," he said.
Green MEP Jutta Paulus, rapporteur of the proposal to
Parliament's and Council's regulation
Regulation 2017/757 to take into account the global system of
data on ship fuel consumption.
Presenting the report, Ms Paulus of Greece denounced the attempts
right-wing and conservative parties to postpone the start of the
reduction in emissions generated by shipping, wasting time in the
combating the climate crisis, "time," he stressed, "that
we don't have. We must, he added, take responsibility
and include maritime transport in the fight against the crisis
Climate. Maritime transport, he pointed out, is
the only area where the principle "who
pollute pays" and for which there are no targets to
reduction in emissions or greenhouse gases.'
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