As the EU strives to move towards a climate-neutral economy that acts in harmony with the environment, maritime transport, like other transport modes and economic sectors, is faced with the increasingly urgent challenge of playing its part in this transition.
While it is important to recognise that shipping is part of the problem in tackling climate change and halting the degradation of the world’s oceans, it must not be forgotten that it can also very much be part of the solution, especially if it continues with progress made in past decades – as well as under the Juncker Commission – to become greener and more efficient.
As such, the EU must look to strengthen this strategic sector, so as to keep pace with competitors and ensure its resilience by making it fit for the digital age and setting out how it can continue to guarantee sustainable growth and employment opportunities for Europeans.
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Source: EU Transport