Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the maritime sector on decarbonising that sector as part of the transition towards reaching net zero by 2050.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department engages in regular discussions with the maritime sector in relation to decarbonisation and the transition towards net zero.

Officials attend standing industry meetings such as the Chamber of Shipping’s Carbon Working Group, and have regularly consulted over the summer period with industry and civil society on maritime decarbonisation issues, including net zero.

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