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EU Parliament supports expanding ETS to international shipping from 2022

Published 14:56 on September 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:55 on September 16, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted an amendment that could fast-track the inclusion of emissions from ships using EU ports to the bloc’s ETS as of Jan. 2022.

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MEPs poised to push for EU to curb international shipping emissions, defying industry warnings

Published 20:36 on September 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:02 on September 14, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The European Parliament is likely to agree this week to fast-track the expansion of the EU ETS to include emissions from all ships using the bloc’s ports, defying industry warnings that the move risks undermining efforts to regulate the maritime sector at a global level.

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Lead MEP confident EU Parliament will vote to fast-track shipping into ETS

Published 17:16 on September 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:53 on September 14, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

The European Parliament is likely to vote next week in favour of fast-tracking international shipping into the EU ETS, though the issue may face delays as member states grapple other priorities, the lead MEP on the issue said Wednesday.

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EU ETS may not work for cars, might for shipping -Timmermans

Published 21:44 on September 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:45 on September 8, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The EU carbon market might not be the best policy for cutting road transport emissions but it could be more useful for the shipping sector, the bloc’s climate chief Frans Timmermans said Tuesday.

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Shipping emissions keep rising despite efficiency gains -UN study

Published 17:27 on August 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:55 on August 4, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Shipping  /  No Comments

Global shipping emissions increased 9.2% over the six years to 2018 as vessel efficiency improvements failed to keep pace with rising demand, according to a UN-commissioned study released Tuesday.

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Shipping to buoy EU ETS coverage by 8-9% -analysts

Published 22:48 on July 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:48 on July 21, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Including shipping in the EU ETS would increase the market’s scope by 8-9%, though the impact on allowance prices would depend on the sector’s emissions cap and level of free allocation, analysts said.

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Carbon Pulse adds another EU correspondent as Brussels becomes global climate action epicentre

Published 20:35 on July 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:10 on September 16, 2020  /  Africa, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Middle East, Shipping, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has further expanded its roster of reporters, hiring a new Brussels-based correspondent to enhance the company’s news coverage and data analysis during a crucial period for both EU climate policy and the continent’s energy markets.

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IMO policy should establish higher GHG reduction threshold for biofuels than CORSIA -report

Published 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, RINs & LCFS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should model its plan to decarbonise the global shipping sector on the CORSIA programme for aviation, but it should go further than its fellow UN body ICAO in setting a more ambitious carbon reduction target for sustainable fuels, according to a report published this week.

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Bid to add shipping to EU’s carbon market passes key committee hurdle

Published 12:04 on July 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:58 on July 21, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) on Tuesday voted in favour of an amendment to fast-track international shipping into the EU ETS via the bloc’s monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) regulation for maritime emissions.

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Efforts to reduce shipping emissions ‘critically insufficient’, say researchers

Published 16:35 on June 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:53 on June 25, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Shipping  /  No Comments

Global emissions from shipping in 2020 are set to shrink by up to 35% year-on-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but could recover quickly as progress to tackle maritime pollution remains slow, researchers have projected.

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