Today the Chamber of Shipping, the UK shipping sector’s trade association, has responded warmly to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on carbon emission budgets.
The Chamber’s Director of Safety & Environment, David Balston, said:
“The Chamber of Shipping warmly welcomes the outcome of the work that has been done by the Committee on Climate Change with respect to UK shipping emissions. It provides the most accurate figures that we have seen and we unreservedly support its aims and recommendations. We are also very pleased to note their conclusion that any measure aimed at tackling emissions should be global in nature rather than regional, reflecting the truly international nature of shipping.
“A regional instrument, such as is being discussed within the EU at present would distort trade, be easily evaded and be extremely difficult to administer. The Chamber of Shipping continues to play a leading role in identifying the most appropriate and convincing strategies to reduce carbon emissions from shipping, recently producing detailed analysis on how both an ETS and Compensation Fund might work.”
The report can be downloaded from the Committee on Climate Change website by clicking here.