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Cutting air pollution from ships - European Parliament Event

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Will ships comply? Will ports enforce new sulphur directive? 

Hosted by Jytte Guteland MEP (S&D) 

Stricter limits for sulphur in marine fuels agreed in the new Sulphur Directive 2012/33 enter into force on 1st January 2015.

All ships sailing in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel cannot use fuel with more than 0,1% of sulphur or can use abatement technologies (scrubbers).

With only a month to go, less than half of the Member States have properly transposed the Directive into national law. Enforcement and non-compliance are major concerns. Shipping air pollution causes 50.000 premature deaths every year in Europe. 

Jytte Guteland, MEP, S&D
Kare Press-Kristensen, Senior Adviser, Danish Ecological Council Anne Skov StrĂ¼ver, Director, Maritime Regulation, Danish Maritime Authority
Marianne Wenning, Director, Quality of Life, Water & Air, DG ENV, European Commission
Roger Strevens, Chairman, Trident Alliance (coalition of shipping owners and operators)

Taking place at the European Parliament, ASP 3 H 1, on Thursday 11 December starting at 13:00 to 14:30. 

Earlier Event: December 3
Trident Alliance Members meeting
Later Event: January 29
Bebeka Shipping 2015 seminar