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The climate NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has revised its calculations for European’s shipping emissions for 2022 in the light of additional data – and the new total is ‘now much higher than previously reported’.

As previously reported, in July T&E reported that ships visiting European ports emitted nearly 130 million tonnes of CO2 in 2022. But today (19 September) it has issued a statement saying that ‘many operators failed to provide their emissions data on time’ for the European MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) when it compiled its report. Now that the extra data is in, T&E has revised its analysis and has reported that Europe’s shipping emissions of CO2 in 2022 totalled more than 135 million tonnes.

Jacob Armstrong, shipping manager at T&E, commented: ‘Europe’s shipping giants are up there with coal plants and airlines as the continent’s biggest polluters. And as they get richer, our planet gets hotter. Without stricter regulations, shipping companies will continue to spurn investments in efficiency and green fuels. After decades of doing nothing, Europe must drastically tackle its shipping emissions now.’

Click here to access the T&E analysis on European shipping emissions.

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