Public consultation on MRV for shipping

EU regulation 757/2015 on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted in 2015, and sets an EU-wide scheme for reporting monitored and verified data on shipping CO2 emissions applying to activities carried out from January 2018.

As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in July 2017completed a new legal framework for a global data collection system (DCS) by adopting guidelines on data verification and database management, the European Commission is now considering alignment of the EU MRV with the IMO DCS by developing and presenting a legislative proposal to amend the EU MRV in 2018.

A stakeholder consultation is now open from 8 September to 1 December 2017, allowing parties to give their opinions on the effectiveness and potential impacts of such alignment.



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