Commission welcomes progress at international level to tackle maritime emissions
EU News 349/2016
Brussels, 28 October 2016
The European Commission welcomes progress made this week within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to address greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector. IMO notably adopted a global and mandatory system to collect fuel consumption data from ships.
The European Union and its Member States have been among the main advocates of such system, as outlined in the European Strategy for low-emission mobility adopted by the Commission in July 2016. Following the international agreement to tackle aviation emissions, reached earlier this month, today's deal is another significant addition to the global efforts to tackle climate change and modernise the economy.
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