By analysing the impacts of each member state position on emissions coverage, Transport and Environment (T&E) evaluates and ranks every country on the shipping ETS.
ransport and Environment chose ten criteria – eight measured quantitatively and two qualitatively – to reveal differing levels of ambition throughout Europe.
The analysis shows a broad split in ambition, generally across East/West and North/South geographical lines. Sweden comes out as a clear leader in climate ambition, followed by Germany and the Netherlands.
Croatia comes out as the top climate laggard, two points below Italy and Latvia.
By singling out each criterion, it should be clear for the ‘laggard’ countries where their position needs to change to improve their positions and ensure an ambitious shipping ETS
T&E added that “2022 marks a pivotal moment for arguably the most important climate legislation of Europe’s history, the ‘fit for 55’ package.”
The shipping sector in particular is already behind almost every other sector and risks undermining Europe’s effort by burning through Europe’s remaining carbon budget, unless urgent action is taken. Responsibility is therefore with member states to ensure the proposals deliver the urgently required climate action