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Europe takes tough line on shipping emissions

Monday 27 Feb 17 9:00am

Dark clouds gather over a container ship in the Belgian port of Antwerp | August Brill


By TERRY MACALISTER | The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels in its Emissions Trading System.

Ship owners are furious, claiming it is wrong that they will effectively be charged for carbon pollution in Europe Union waters ahead of any wider international arrangement.

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