Proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 2015/757 in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data

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Series Details COM (2019) 38
Publication Date 04/02/2019
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Summary:

Legislative proposal presented in 4 February 2019 by the European Commission concerning the amendment of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (EU MRV Regulation).

Further information:

The EU MRV Regulation was adopted in April 2015 with a view to:

  • Collect robust and verified CO2 emission data for all ships calling at European Economic Area (EEA) ports, including CO2 emissions from these ships in ports;
  • Provide robust information to support future policy-making decisions and implementation of policy tools, as well as allow for the implementation of international objectives or measures;
  • Provide the necessary transparency concerning data to stimulate the up-take of new technologies and operational measures to make ships greener.

In 2016, following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the EU MRV Regulation, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted amendments to the MARPOL Convention establishing the legal framework for a global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships (the global IMO DCS).

As a result, from January 2019 ships performing EEA-related maritime transport activities are required fulfil monitoring and reporting requirements under both the EU MRV Regulation and the global IMO DCS.

The main objective of the proposal is therefore to amend the EU MRV Regulation in order to take account of the new global IMO DCS, with a view to allow for streamlining and reducing administrative effort for companies and administrations as possible, while preserving the objectives of the EU MRV Regulation. The draft law was published by the European Commission on 4 February 2019. Representatives from the Member States at the Council of the European Union adopted a general approach on this proposal on 25 October.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2019:038:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
Transport & Environment: Press Release, 07/02/2019: EU defends publishing ship emissions data to drive CO2 emissions cuts https://www.transportenvironment.org/press/eu-defends-publishing-ship-emissions-data-drive-co2-emissions-cuts

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2019)10: Impact assessment accompanying COM(2019)38 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2019:010:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2019)11: Executive summary of the impact assessment accompanying COM(2019)38 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2019:011:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport: global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2019/0017(COD)
EP: Legislative Train: Proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2015/757 in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-environment-public-health-and-food-safety-envi/file-revision-of-the-eu-system-to-monitor-report-and-verify-co2-emissions-from-ships/09-2019
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 25/10/2019: CO2 emissions from ships: Council agrees its position on a revision of EU rules https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/10/25/co2-emissions-from-ships-council-agrees-its-position-on-a-revision-of-eu-rules/

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