The European Commission has seemingly decided to turn a deaf ear to the shipping industry's wishes to limit the scope of shipping in the EU carbon quota system, known as Emissions Trading System (ETS), to intra-EU traffic.
According to the commission's proposal for a climate plan aimed at shipping, which was presented in Brussels Wednesday, shipping will henceforth be held accountable for pollution when sailing between EU ports and for half of their carbon emissions when sailing to and from the EU.
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