Norwegian shipowners say CO2 levy for shipping is a necessity

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association makes a clear announcement that shipping will not succeed in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions without a CO2 levy. What the IMO is currently working on is not sufficient, CEO Harald Solberg tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Norges Rederiforbund

While the IMO is hard at work trying to agree on a CO2 agreement before June 2021, the Norwegian shipowners now voice their unequivocal support for a levy or tax on shipping's greenhouse gas emissions.

Without such a tax, says the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Harald Solberg, in an interview with ShippingWatch, the global shipping sector will not be able to live up to its stated climate targets.

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