Fact Sheet

Extension of the EU ETS to maritime transport - Key aspects of the revision of the ETS directive

This fact sheet gathers an overview of key aspects with regards to the extension of the EU ETS 1 to maritime transport and herewith related interactions with other EU, international and national policies concerning the shipping sector. An outlook with a view to evaluating and futher developing the system is also provided.

The maritime EU ETS covers carbon dioxide emissions from 2024 onwards and from 2026 onwards also methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Methane and nitrous oxide emissions will already be included in the EU MRV from 2024 onwards in addition to carbon dioxide emissions.