|COM (2019) 38
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission in February 2019, which proposes amendments to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport.
Regulation (EU) 2015/757 - also known as EU MRV Regulation - was adopted with a view to:
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 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. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a report comprising a negotiating position on 7 July 2020.
|Environment, Mobility and Transport
|Atmospheric | Air Pollution, Waterway Transport
|Greenhouse Gas | GHG Emissions, Ships
|European Union [EU], International Maritime Organisation [IMO]