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17/10/07 - How to Make the Sea Green: Seminar on Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Maritime Transport

On 17 October 2007 the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union, the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) organised a seminar in Brussels to discuss air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases from maritime transport.

Published on September 14, 2007 - 00:00

Ship scrapping

A group of 10 NGOs, including T&E, has cautiously welcomed a Commission green paper which floats the idea that the shipping industry could be forced to fund an international ship scrapping scheme.

Published on June 21, 2007 - 10:00

IMO needed to improve shipping's environmental status

Editorial by João Vieira

Shipping is sometimes the forgotten means of transport. There seems to be a general assumption that it is generally environment-friendly, although that may be mainly because the contribution of ships to climate change, air and marine pollution has been outside public debate for many years. But there are signs that this may be changing, which could be good news for shipping, as people are starting to wake up to the environmental damage caused by maritime transport.

Published on April 12, 2007 - 10:00