The Twenty-seven and the European Parliament sign an agreement to decarbonise maritime transport


It is a provisional agreement and would enter into force after formal ratification by the Council and the European Parliament. The aim is to increase the use of renewable energy in the maritime sector.

The member states of the European Union and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on Thursday decarbonising the maritime sector. To do this, they will use more renewable and low-carbon fuelswith limited exceptions for the outermost regions and small islands.

The aim is to gradually reduce ship emissions by 2% from 2025, 6% from 2030, 14.5% from 2035, 31% from 2040, 62% from 2045 and 80% from 2050, to help the EU achieve climate neutrality as confirmed by Parliament in a statement.

Measuring unit would apply to ships over 5000 tonswhich are in principle responsible for 90% of CO2 emissions, and for all energy used on board in or between EU ports, as well as 50% of energy used on voyages where the port of departure or arrival is outside the EU or in the outermost regions of the EU.

This agreement is part of the agreement reached last December between the Council and the European Parliament to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

At the moment, the agreement is provisional and would enter into force after formal ratification by the Council and the European Parliament.

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Source: EITB


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