In September 2020, the European Parliament voted to include maritime transport in the climate neutrality project, setting the goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of shipping by 40% within 2030. The text introduces sanctions to all those transport companies that will not comply with the prescription.
“Today, we are sending a strong signal in line with the European Green Deal and the climate emergency: Monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions is important, but statistics alone do not save a single gram of greenhouse gas! That’s why we are going further than the Commission proposal and demanding tougher measures to reduce emissions from maritime shipping”
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EU Action: Reducing emission for the shipping sector