Emission trading system - will it be effective?

The Fit for 55 proposal extends the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) to voyages involving European ports

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As part of the Fit for 55-package published in July last year, the Commission issued a proposal to include emissions from maritime in the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS).

In essence, the proposal extends the ETS to voyages involving ports in the EU. For Europe’s ports, the greening of shipping is a priority and ambitious policies are needed to deliver significant emissions reductions from the shipping sector.

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