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European Parliament votes in favor of tighter climate requirements for shipping

The European Parliament has now voted to induct the shipping industry into the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme from 2022. The Parliament furthermore favors a 40 percent CO2 reduction before 2030 and plans to setup an ocean fund.

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Wednesday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a number of measures that place stricter requirements on the shipping industry's emissions.

With a large majority, the Parliament thus backs the Commission's proposal to induct maritime transport under the EU's Emissions Trading System, ETS, from 2022. Meanwhile, the Parliament now favors a 40 percent CO2 reduction before 2030.

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