Climate plan positions EU as the lead of climate regulation in shipping

In an unusual move, Europe has taken on the role as prime mover in the climate regulation of the global shipping industry, so far the domain of the IMO. MEP Pernille Weiss is pleased to see the EU take the lead.

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been relegated to the passenger seat now that the EU has taken the lead in the climate regulation of shipping.

This is a new role for the EU, but MEP Pernille Weiss, a Danish member of the European Parliament for the Conservatives, is relieved that the EU Commission has taken charge by presenting a climate proposal for shipping that "packs a punch".

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