U.K. May Include Shipping in New Emissions Trading Platform

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    By Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) —

    The U.K. government is considering whether to include the shipping industry in its new carbon market as it seeks ways to eliminate transport pollution by 2050.

    Maritime Minister Robert Courts said the U.K. may follow the European Union’s proposal to include shipping in its Emissions Trading System, where pollution limits are imposed on utilities, factories and airlines. Britain has developed its own emissions market as a result of leaving the bloc in January.

    “We want to work with international partners, and collaboration and co-operation is key to progress in this sphere, across EU partners and the wider world,” he said in an interview.

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