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European Commission Green Deal includes maritime in emissions trading system

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the new Green Deal[1] on Dec. 11, including a formal intention to include maritime shipping in the European Union’s emission trading system. The EU removed maritime from the system in 2017 at the behest of shipping companies and the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, in favor of a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gases, spearheaded by the IMO itself.

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