· MEPs also back tightening cap on aviation emissions.Support from ports and cargo owners for last week’s vote by MEPs to include shipping emissions in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) has been sharply criticised by shipowners. The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) said it ‘deplores’ the shipping industry’s backing for Europe regulating ship CO2 as a ‘first move’ to kick start action at global level. Shipping in Europe has CO2 emissions equal those of the Netherlands.
Increasing the use of natural gas in cars and trucks would be largely ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, a new independent study finds. There are no GHG savings in shifting from diesel cars and trucks to compressed or liquefied natural gas (LNG) cars and trucks, while petrol-hybrid, electric and hydrogen cars deliver much greater climate benefits, the study for sustainable transport group Transport & Environment says.
Two-page briefing on reducing NOx emissions from shipping and the findings of the T&E/EEB/AirClim report 'Market-based instruments for NOx abatement in the Baltic Sea'.
Joint NGO report on tackling NOx emissions from shipping using economic instruments. Published by AirClim, EEB and Transport & Environment.
An international conference on sustainable port planning and shipping in the Baltic Sea Area.
Proceedings from the April 2004 seminar on economic instruments, hosted in Brussels by T&E.
Economic Instruments for Reducing Emissions from Sea Transport. By Per Kågeson, December 1999. Published with EEB and Swedish NGO Secretariat on Acid Rain.