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Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals for a cap on emissions from the shipping industry. (280750)

The Government are working to achieve international agreement, at the forthcoming Copenhagen conference, on a carbon dioxide emissions reduction target for the shipping sector.

Subsequently, the Government will seek to achieve agreement in the International Maritime Organisation on an economic instrument to achieve reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from shipping, specifically a global emissions trading scheme incorporating a cap.