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EU ministers oppose including shipping in emissions scheme

The ambition to include shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System is hanging by a thread. According to a document which ShippingWatch has gained access to, the influential Council of Ministers describes the idea as "unacceptable." This is happening at a meeting in Brussels Wednesday.

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The member states appears to have sided with the shipping industry in the dispute about whether the EU should force ships to pollute less.

In February, the European Parliament voted to include shipping in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2023 if by that time there is still no plan for how to make vessels emit less GHG.

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