Barcelona joins call for Mediterranean ECA zone

The Spanish city calls on the country to support the introduction of an emission control area in the Mediterranean.

Photo: /Ritzau Scanpix/AP/Manu Fernandez

The City Council of Barcelona in Spain joins calls for introducing an emission control area, also known as an ECA zone, in the Mediterranean, writes NGO Transport & Environment in a press release.

ECA zones, in which ships are not allowed to emit more than 0.1 percent sulfur, have already been established in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, North America and off the coasts of China, but they have been discussed for the Mediterranean for several years.

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