The MEP leading the drive to slash shipping emissions

THE EUROPEAN Parliament's maritime emissions rapporteur is hardly shy about her convictions.

When a group of protesters stood in front outside the European Parliament in Brussels on February 19 demanding the EU regulate shipping emissions, the Green MEP joined them in chanting “IMO is too slow, EU should run the show” and “EU sort your ship out”.

Criticising the International Maritime Organization for sluggish action on emissions is not exactly new for the European Parliament. But beyond spirited demonstrations, Ms Paulus and the policies she backs could prove to be big news for shipping.

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