Tag Archive for 'ship pollution'

New rules for cleaner ship fuels will improve English Channel air quality

December 19th, 2012 by European Commission

New European environmental rules on marine fuels, entered into force on 17 December 2012. These rules will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported long distances and contribute increasingly to the air quality problems in many European cities. Without any action, sulphur emissions from shipping […]

Reducing emissions from shipping: European Commission’s Joint Research Centre sets out options

December 21st, 2010 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Maritime transport causes about four percent of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany’s. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In […]