Integrating maritime transport emissions in the EU's greenhouse gas reduction policies

Last updated: 27 November 2019

In 2013, the Commission set out a strategy towards reducing GHG emissions from the shipping industry.

The strategy consists of 3 consecutive steps:

  • Monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from large ships using EU ports
  • Greenhouse gas reduction targets for the maritime transport sector
  • Further measures, including market-based measures, in the medium to long term.

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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses