Monitoring CO2 emissions in maritime transport

20-04-2015

International maritime shipping remains the only means of transport not included in the EU's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2013, the European Commission outlined an EU approach to these issues and, as a first step, presented proposals to create a system for collecting and publishing verified annual data on CO2 emissions from large ships using EU ports. This will indirectly support EU action on climate change and can contribute to the ongoing international debate on cutting emissions from shipping at global level.

International maritime shipping remains the only means of transport not included in the EU's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2013, the European Commission outlined an EU approach to these issues and, as a first step, presented proposals to create a system for collecting and publishing verified annual data on CO2 emissions from large ships using EU ports. This will indirectly support EU action on climate change and can contribute to the ongoing international debate on cutting emissions from shipping at global level.