T&E said the reforms are fair and will help ensure ships and planes will not undermine climate action in other industries. The Parliament plenary will vote on its position next year. Negotiations between Parliament and national governments will then begin, with the aim of reaching an agreement on reform of the ETS by the end of 2017.
European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) said Europe should pile on the pressure on the IMO to deliver a CO2 measure by 2023. In case this deadline is not met, EU measures will have to be introduced, it added. This followed public support by the biggest port in Europe, Rotterdam, for inclusion of shipping in the ETS from 2023 as the IMO timeline was “far too late” and its plans were “not challenging enough”.