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22 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:57 GMT+2



September 15, 2020

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ECSA's harsh criticism of the EU's regional approach want to include shipping in the ETS on emissions

Abbasov (Transport & Environment): the European Parliament is tired of inaction in the face of the steady increase in shipping emissions

The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) expressed displeasure with today's decision by Parliament including shipping in the quota trading system EU emissions ( 15 September 2020), accepting a proposal that - according to the the Association of European Shipowners - "has been advanced before a thorough assessment of the impact and within an unsotine part of the emissions monitoring system legislation.' For ECSA, "the proposal aims to anticipate the conclusions of the assessment of the impact assessment of the European Commission and undermines the ongoing negotiations at the International Maritime United Nations Organisation. The initiative - denounced still the shipping association - risks introducing at the level EU environmental regulations are not optimal, helping to generate a mosaic of rules and greater fragmentation at the level international level.'

Highlighting that "European shipping is in its entirety fully engaged in decarbonisation and supports the EU's firm ambition to become the first continent ECSA Secretary-General, Martin Dorsman, specified that however, European shipowners "It is not reasonable to impose regulatory measures without measuring the impact on shipping. The measures taken regional level, he explained, were criticised for global negotiations at the IMO may slow down or even compromise progress that has already been made.'

"We trust - continued the Secretary-General ECSA - that the Council freezes any proposal until when a thorough assessment is not carried out and global impact. Any decision will be made - he observed Dorsman -- will have to really work and produce actual results.'

The Association of European Shipowners recalled that The shipping industry is fully committed to completely eliminate their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with ambitious targets set in the initial strategy IMO on greenhouse gases approved in 2018. The ECSA recalled that This strategy includes the objective of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions from international maritime transport 50% by 2050 compared to the level of carbon emissions 2008 and that this implies that in 2030 new ships construction will already have to be free of carbon emissions Carbon. In addition, the association said, the strategy establishes a reduction in transport CO2 emissions, compared to 2008, amounting to at least 40% by 2030 to arrive 70% by 2050.

The reaction to today's pronouncement of the Parliament by the non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment: "Parliament - commented on the Head of T&E for maritime, Abbasov - is tired of inaction in the face of the steady increase in shipping emissions. This, he stressed, constitutes a clear message to President von der Leyen that the most ambitious EU climate targets for 2030 must cover emissions from shipping and that in the market EU carbon ships have to pay for all their carbon pollution'.

Transport & Environment also highlighted the fact MEPs have stressed the need for me to by 2030 ships should be obliged not to emit pollutants weather and greenhouse gases when staying at European ports they also called for the monitoring system shipping emissions is made more transparent.

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