Drawing on analysis of EU and international law, the report explores the legal implications of EU unilateral action on green house gases from the maritime sector.

It finds that the legal tapestry is quite different from the international aviation sector, and that provided a number of important legal and enforcement considerations are respected and built into the design of any policy measure, there are no legal obstacles to EU action. ClientEarth considers that prospects of a successful legal challenge in the Court of Justice, a national court or the Tribunal for the Law of the Sea are very low.

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Published November 1, 2011
Found in ClimateEnergyFossil FuelsRule of law