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Shipping 20-01-2020

Air pollution-busting ship fuel in climate backlash

New rules aimed at reducing air pollution from shipping may end up worsening the sector’s climate impact, according to new research, which warns that low sulphur fuels could end up producing more climate-bashing emissions, known as black carbon.
Aviation 24-09-2019

UK government urged to factor international aviation and shipping into climate plans

Aviation and shipping should be included in the UK government's climate planning, according to an expert panel, which was already decisive in pushing lawmakers towards adopting a net-zero target for 2050. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
Shipping 04-07-2019

Shipping heavyweights at risk of missing climate targets

The world’s shipping heavyweights are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, putting the sector at risk of missing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Transport 18-04-2018

What the UN deal on shipping emissions means

Last week’s difficult deal on shipping emissions at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) brought some good news. The not-so-good news is that there is far too little acceptance of the need for immediate action, writes Bill Hemmings.
Transport 16-04-2018

Brussels hails UN deal to halve shipping emissions by 2050

Over 170 countries reached agreement on Friday (13 April) to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, ending years of slow progress.
Climate change 16-11-2017

UN chief: Migration ‘highly desirable’ if managed humanely and responsibly

For the first time, the Paris Agreement acknowledged climate change causes migration. At COP23 in Bonn, the big question is how to address it, William Lacy Swing said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.

EU ministers likely to oppose EU carbon market regulation of shipping

European Union member states are likely to oppose the regulation of shipping in draft reforms to the bloc’s carbon market.
Transport 01-06-2016

Member states haggle over ‘low-carbon mobility’ goals

The European Commission is having “very intense discussions” with member states over the individual emissions reduction percentage that they will be assigned to reduce emissions in sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme, a top EU official told journalists today (31 May).
Climate change 30-03-2010

New UN expert group to study ship emissions

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) last week agreed to establish an expert group to prepare a feasibility study on market-based instruments to cut greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
Security 13-02-2004

Commission adopts new measures to protect ports from terrorist attacks

The Commission has presented a new proposal for a directive to improve security at ports in the EU.
Climate change 23-01-2004

MEPs oppose terrorism powers for European Maritime Safety Agency

The Parliament's Transport Committee has agreed to a task list for the EU's Maritime Safety Agency but was against giving it control over security issues.
Climate change 14-01-2004

MEPs want criminal sanctions for polluting ships

MEPs voted for illegal pollution by ships, in particular deliberate discharges at sea of waste and cargo residues (such as oil and chemicals), to be made a criminal offence.
Climate change 05-12-2003

International Maritime Organisation backs EU push for stricter rules on tankers

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed to adopt European Union proposals on speeding up the timetable for the withdrawal of single-hull oil tankers.
Climate change 14-11-2003

EU pushes for stricter international rules on tankers

Under pressure from the EU, the International Maritime Organisation will meet on 4-5 December to discuss changes to worldwide rules on tankers.
Climate change 07-11-2003

Prestige disaster may lead to criminal sanctions for polluting ships

On 4 November, the Parliament Transport committee gave its approval to criminal sanctions for ships that pollute the oceans.
Transport 13-10-2003

Transport Ministers want quick implementation of increased safety in ports and ships

During their Council meeting held on 9 October, Transport Ministers held a debate in first reading on maritime transport security.
EU Priorities 2020 12-03-2003

Parliament adopts report on external relations in transport

Earlier than expected, the Parliament plenary voted on 11 March 2003 on Brian Simpson's (PES-UK) own-initiative report on external relations in transport.
EU Priorities 2020 20-02-2003

Parliament pushes for EU membership in international transport organisations

On 18 February, the Parliament's Transport Committee adopted an own initiative report on the EU's external relations in the field of transport. It calls on the Member States to strive for full EU membership in international transport organisations, and to grant the Commission a broad mandate to negotiate an EU-US common aviation area.