EU working with several models for including shipping in quota system

There are several models for including shipping in the EU Emission Trading System in play, says the director of DG Clima. Solutions range from gradual to rapid phasing in. European shipowners prefer the former, but they warn against the plans.

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The shipping sector will be placed under the EU's Emission Trading System, ETS, but how this will happen remains unknown.

The EU is thus working with several models for how it will ultimately be done, says Beatriz Yordi Aguirre, Director of DG Clima, which heads the EU Commission's climate policy.

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