For the first time, the shipping sector will have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed upon by the European Union Wednesday (26 November), intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change.
A bid to limit dangerous Nitrogen Oxide (Nox) emissions from new ships is in danger of being delayed until 2021, because of pressure from Russia that may be felt in a meeting of EU diplomats today (7 March).
Tightening a Commission proposal to reduce shipping emissions would bring greater CO2 cuts as well as lowering operational costs for shipowners by up to €9 million a year, according to a new study published today (9 January).
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