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Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 86561, tabled on 8 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support the Government is providing to the maritime sector to help it decarbonise.

Answered on

16 September 2020

The Department for Transport is working actively with the maritime sector to support decarbonisation at both international and domestic level.

Internationally we are working with other high ambition states and the sector to develop and adopt pragmatic, effective short and medium term measures that will peak and reduce emissions from the sector.

Domestically we have published research exploring the opportunities and challenges arising from decarbonisation, to provide the sector with greater clarity on what is required to achieve decarbonisation, and in support of this the Department has provided £1.5m of grants through Maritime Research and Innovation UK, supporting clean maritime innovation in the UK