Trade news > EU steers shipping towards carbon trading market to curb emissions
Kate Abnett, Jonathan Saul | Reuters
Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc’s carbon market.
Shipping does not at present face EU emissions targets, but that is set to change under proposals to make its economy greener which are due to be published next month.
A draft proposal, seen by Reuters, would expand the carbon market to cover shipping emissions within the EU, international voyages to the bloc and those at berth in an EU port.
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