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MRV in shipping

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On 4 February 2019, the Commission proposed to amend Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”). The main goal is to be in line with the new legal framework for a global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships (“global IMO DCS”) adopted in 2016 by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

Global shipping activity emits significant amounts of GHG emissions estimated to be around 2-3% of the overall global emissions. If the shipping sector were a country, it would rank sixth in emissions in the world. The impact of the shipping sector at EU level is equally considerable: in 2015, it accounted for 13% of the overall GHG emissions from the transport sector.

According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), global shipping emissions could grow between 50% and 250% by 2050. At EU level, CO2 emissions from maritime transport increased by 48% between 1990 and 2008 and could rise by 86% above 1990 levels by 2050, undermining the goals of the Paris Agreement and the efforts deployed by other sectors.

Rapporteur: J. Paulus (Greens/EFA)

Shadows: P. Liese (EPP), J. Guteland (S&D), C. Chabaud (Renew), J. Melin (ID), A. Vondra (ECR), M. Wallace (GUE/NGL)