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Central EU committee sees breakthrough on CO2 quotas for shipping

Following extended talks, negotiators in the European Parliament reach agreement on a position paper for negotiation regarding the EU’s extensive revision of the Emissions Trading System. Shipping in the crosshairs as of 2024, says chief negotiator.

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BRUSSELS – After extended discussions, negotiators for the various groups in the European Parliament came to a provisional compromise on trading CO2 quotas in the Emissions Trading System (ETS).

The chief negotiator – in the European Union often dubbed a rapporteur – of the parliament’s conservative EPP group writes as much in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

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