July 14, 2021

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New EU energy laws “clearly insufficient” for climate goals – ClientEarth responds to ‘Fit for 55’

ClientEarth lawyer Flaminia Tacconi said: “This revision risks maintaining the status quo in sectors like fisheries, with only very low taxation for fishing vessel fuel in EU waters and no taxation at all on fuel for vessels operating beyond EU waters. The fishing industry, and in particular the large-scale vessels that are so destructive for the ocean, must be part of the global effort to combat climate change – starting with bearing the true cost of its fuel.”

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