The UK’s shipping industry has roundly rejected the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, defying calls for shipping to be included in the carbon reduction programme.
Mark Brownrigg, the UK Chamber of Shipping’s director general, told the Guardian: “The EU’s emissions trading scheme will not work for shipping. It is not suitable. It is not a global system, and shipping is.”
He claimed that if shipping were to be included, as campaigners have called for, that ships would simply refuel instead at non-EU ports.