In this second of two blog posts, policy officer for clean shipping, Antoine Kedzierski looks back at the origins of the Polar Code, the international code of safety for shipping in Polar waters, the recent International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decision on the environmental chapter and what a robust Polar Code should look like.
This blogpost by Joao Vieira, T&E's President, also appears as the foreword to our Annual Review Report.The EU is about peace, first and foremost. But as a political battlefield, it has few equals. In that context, we would summarise 2012 as the year that: Europe made it through the year in one piece, green transport policies suffered, were sometimes wounded, but soldiered on, and, last but not least, T&E played its role in the troops - quite often on the frontline.
This blog post, by T&E programme manager on aviation and shipping, Bill Hemmings, was first published by Reuters Point Carbon. It raises the question on whether ICAO will stick to its word and will come up with a global measure to cut aviation CO2 emissions by September 2013. And what will the EU do if ICAO does not keep its promise?