Spain urged to tackle maritime emissions

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The environmental impact of international shipping emissions in Spanish coastal areas should spur the government to join EU partners in creating a Mediterranean emissions control area (ECA), according to environmental campaigners.

While Spanish environment ministry data shows international shipping emitted 44% and 40% respectively of Spain’s total SOx and NOx emissions in 2016, minimal action is being taken to tackle pollution from this sector compared to road transport or industry, the campaigners said.