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Public consultation on the revision of the policy on monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport


Opening date

Target audience

Please find information in Target group(s) section.

Why we are consulting


Public consultation on the revision of the policy on monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport

Policy field(s)

Climate action, transport

Agenda planning
Target group(s)

"All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders that are actively involved in tackling emissions from maritime transport the EU and worldwide, such as:

  1. the shipping industry in general (shipowners as well as other parties generally assuming the responsibility for the operation of the ship and their European and global associations).
  2. MRV shipping verifiers and Recognised Organisations entitled to carry out verification under the IMO global data collection system
  3. National accreditation bodies as responsible for providing accreditation under the MRV shipping (high interest).
  4. Other businesses/ associations such as cargo owners and logistics companies, ports, ships producers, maritime equipment manufacturers, maritime service providers, shipping emission players, science and technology experts, etc.
  5. Civil society groups addressing the impact of maritime transport e.g. academia, think tanks, Environmental NGOs, etc.
  6. EEA Member States and third countries involved in the implementation of the EU MRV or IMO DCS
Period of consultation

From 08 September 2017 to 01 December 2017

Objective of the consultation

Regulation (EU) 757/2015 on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted and entered into force in 2015. It sets an EU wide scheme for reporting monitored and verified data on shipping CO2 emissions (EU MRV) applying to activities carried out after January 2018.

At the international level, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has completed the legal framework for its global data collection system (IMO DCS) with the adoption in July 2017 of guidelines on data verification and database management.

Considering these recent developments, the Commission is now reviewing the situation with a view to align the EU MRV with the IMO DCS and it will table, if appropriate, a legislative proposal to amend the EU MRV accordingly in 2018.

In this context, a stakeholder consultation will ensure that all relevant parties are given the opportunity to express their opinions and to contribute to the analysis on the effectiveness and potential impacts of such alignment.

How to submit your contribution

Organisations, networks, platforms or self-employed individuals engaged in activities aiming at influencing the EU decision-making process are expected to register in the Transparency Register. During the analysis of replies to a consultation, contributions from respondents who choose not to register will be processed as a separate category "non-registered organisations/businesses" unless the contributors are recognised as representative stakeholders through Treaty provisions.

If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now. More info can be found on the Commission webpage on the Transparency Register.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

It is highly recommended to respond via the online questionnaire. The online questionnaire will allow respondents to upload a document, such as a position paper. This document will be published together with the response.

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Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General Climate Action - Unit B3

E-mail: CLIMA-MRV-SHIPPING-HELPDESKatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CLIMA-MRV-SHIPPING-HELPDESK[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate-General Climate Action
Unit B3 – International carbon market, aviation and maritime
BU24 (Beaulieulaan/Avenue de Beaulieu 24)
B-1049 Bruxelles
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Results of consultation and next steps

A consultation report will be published shortly after the end of the consultation period.

Protection of personal data Specific privacy statement

Respond to the consultation

The response period for this consultation has ended. Thank you for your input.