The Malta-EU Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC) together with the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change (MSDEC) and the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure (MTI), organised a consultation session on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from maritime transport and amending Regulation (EU) no 525/2013 (COM (2013) 480).
The proposed Regulation will create an EU-wide legal framework for collecting and publishing verified annual data on CO2 emissions from all large ships (over 5000 gross tons) that use EU ports, irrespective of where the ships are registered. Ship owners will have to monitor and report the verified amount of CO2 emitted by their large ships on voyages to, from and between EU ports. Owners will also be required to provide certain other information, such as data to determine the energy efficiency of ships. A document of compliance issued by an independent authority will have to be carried on board ships and will be subject to inspection by Member State authorities.
The session was held on October 22, 2013 at Europe House in Valletta.