Although shipping companies are fighting tooth and nail to avoid becoming part of the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the European Commission is firmly committed to making it happen.
This was evident after a speech in Brussels Thursday by Diederik Samsom, head of cabinet in climate commissioner Frans Timmermans' cabinet. The Commission is currently hard at work trying to determine how CO2 quotas can help make European shipping more climate-friendly, and plans to present its suggestions as part of its large Green Deal before summer. And Samsom plays a central role in turning Timmermans' ambitions into political reality.
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