EU now ready to monitor ships' CO2 emissions

After a year and a half, the EU Council and Parliament have now reached an agreement on a monitoring system aimed at CO2 emissions from the shipping industry. This represents the first step toward a global system for monitoring CO2.

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How should ships' CO2 emissions be monitored and registered?

The EU Council and Parliament have been discussing this question for a year and a half, and they have now agreed to adopt an MRV system - a so-called Monitoring, Registering and Verification system that, according to the Danish Shipowners' Association, specifically means that ships of more than 5,000 gross tons will have to report their fuel consumption, their CO2 emissions and the amount of transported cargo.

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