Member states get cold feet on ship dismantling

EU environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg next week will not call for the early implementation of an international convention on ship dismantling nor agree measures for going beyond it, ENDS has learned.

These two options were part of a European Commission consultation on stricter ship dismantling rules, based on an EU strategy published last autumn. The commission proposed a global fund for clean ship dismantling financed by ship owners. It also said government vessels should comply with scrapping requirements.

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