Commission adopts a proposal to verify CO2 emissions from ships

    The European Commission today adopted a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2emissions from maritime transport (Regulation (EU) 2015/757) in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships established by the International Maritime Organisation.

    The proposal aims to facilitate the harmonious implementation of the two systems, while preserving the objectives of the current EU legislation, i.e. to keep the collection of robust and verified CO2 emissions data at individual ship level to stimulate the uptake of energy efficiency solutions and inform future policy making decisions.

    By streamlining some aspects of the two monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems such as specific definitions or monitoring parameters, the proposal aims at reducing the administrative burden and associated costs for ships having to report under both systems.