REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM THE SHIPPING SECTOR

REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM THE SHIPPING SECTOR

The EU is calling for a global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping – a large and growing source of emissions. As a first step, large ships using EU ports will be from 2018 required to report their verified annual emissions and other relevant information.

Maritime transport emits around 1000 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (3rdIMO GHG study).

Shipping emissions are predicted to increase between 50% and 250% by 2050 – depending on future economic and energy developments.

This is not compatible with the internationally agreed goal of keeping global temperature increase to below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, which requires worldwide emissions to be at least halved from 1990 levels by 2050.

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/shipping/index_en.htm