Time to steer shipping into the EU carbon market

The UN shipping body’s failure to agree on immediate climate measures means the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, must make good of her promise to include the maritime sector under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), aruges Sam Van den plas.

Sam Van den plas is policy director at Carbon Market Watch, an NGO advocating for fair and effective climate action

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) last week once again postponed decisions on concrete and immediate measures, such as reducing the speed of ships, to address the sector’s climate impact.

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