Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy

Edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Jan Wouters

This authoritative Research Handbook presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. It offers high-quality original contributions that provide state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving area, situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance.
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Chapter 18: EU energy law in the maritime sector

Beatriz Huarte Melgar


Environmental targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are particularly relevant in the maritime sector because about 90 per cent of world trade is transported by sea, with maritime transport responsible for 2.5 per cent of total GHG emissions worldwide. In this regard, the European Union (EU), based on the IMO conventions, has developed a strategy, implemented since 2013, involving measures affecting the energy market to reduce GHG emissions within the maritime sector. It has also implemented an integrated maritime policy which covers areas as diverse as fishing, shipping and ports, marine environment, etc., and has promoted the use of the LNG for ships. Accordingly, this chapter aims at explaining how the EU implements energy measures to reduce GHG emissions from the shipping sector.

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