Policymakers and shapers at Posidonia called on the International Maritime Organization to agree on a global solution for shipping emissions and prevent regulatory fragmentation, as the Marine Environment Protection Committee met in London this week.

Magda Kopczynska, director of maritime strategy at the European Commission, said there is a long road ahead with respect to how shipping’s carbon emissions will be priced as part of an emissions trading system (ETS).

But it is critical that the IMO shows leadership on the subject and agrees an overarching, international mechanism, she added.