Carbon quotas for shipping feature on EU's fall agenda

The German EU chairmanship, set to begin in July, maintains that carbon quotas will be implemented on shipping. According to Chancellor Angela Merkel, quotas are on the agenda for the fall.

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Despite fierce criticism from several shipping associations, the EU will move forward with its plans to introduce CO2 quotas on shipping. This will happen under the German chairmanship, which runs from July 1st and till the end of the year.

According to a video published by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the upcoming chairmanship, she specifically mentions that quotas for shipping - in addition to aviation - will feature on the agenda as part of the climate agenda the Germans will pursue.

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