EU commits to “polluter-pays” principle for ETS

The decision to apply the polluter-pays principle is consistent with the original ETS, which was designed to abate GHG emissions from heavy industry and power generation.

European shipowners (ECSA) have welcomed the European Parliament’s commitment to enforce the polluter-pays principle, by ensuring the mandatory pass-through of the ETS costs to the commercial operators of the vessels through contractual clauses.

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