Briefing paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet – Opportunities, Challenges and Critical Elements for a Necessary Transition

Briefing paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet - Opportunities, Challenges and Critical Elements for a Necessary Transition

On the 14th of June 2022, we held a workshop during which experts presented the decarbonisation solutions available in the maritime sector, followed by a discussion with various stakeholders on what is needed to decarbonise the EU fishing sector. This paper is aimed at sharing recommendations and resources developed as a result of the June 2022 workshop, and to instigate action on the necessary path to decarbonisation.

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Briefing Paper: Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet: Lessons from Today’s Shipping Industry

Decarbonising the EU Fishing Fleet. Lessons from Today's Shipping Industry

While the journey to decarbonisation is in its primary stages, progress already made within the maritime sector has provided momentum and offers an incremental pathway for the decarbonisation of the fishing fleet. In order to align itself with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and other relevant international agreements, the global fishing industry will need to switch to new sources of energy. The purpose of this briefing paper is to present a feasibility analysis of batteries, synthetic fuels and wind propulsion for fishing vessels by examining examples from the shipping industry, while also considering the advantages and challenges presented by each source of energy.

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EEB: A Carbon Pricing Blueprint for the EU

EEB Report on Carbon Pricing in the EU

EEB Report on Carbon Pricing in the EU

This report is an overview of the state of carbon pricing in the EU and its prospects for the future. Drawing from academic literature and analyses of existing carbon pricing initiatives in the EU (both at the national and regional level), European Environmental Bureau have extracted some observations on the carbon pricing landscape in the Union by highlighting good and less good practices. With these, we aim to contribute to the ongoing carbon pricing and green taxation discussion to help guide policymakers.

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