Member states signal backing for shipping CO2 plan

A large majority of member states back the European Commission’s proposal that only large ships should be required to measure their CO2 emissions and that no other gases should be monitored

A large majority of member states back the European Commission’s proposal that only large ships should be required to measure their CO2 emissions and that no other gases should be monitored under the planned new regulation.

But at a meeting in Brussels on Friday, a number of ministers called for the proposed requirements to be made simpler and more flexible, as they are concerned about the potential administrative burden on the shipping industry. Countries also urged reducing this burden as a possible means of minimising conflict with non-European states.

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