Support the establishment of the MED-ECA: The LIFE4MEDECA project

Elsevier, Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 72, 2023
Ciappi E., Paifelman E., Kramer H., Press-Kristensen K., Greniman D., Mariani A. et al.

The ongoing process for the creation of an Emission Control Area (ECA) for the Mediterranean has already received the endorsement of all Mediterranean national governments. The designation of an ECA for Sulphur Oxides (SOx) and for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) could, by 2030, cut emissions of SOx and NOx from international shipping by 80% and 20%, respectively. This would lead to the avoidance of more than 4000 cases of premature deaths annually by 2030 and will play an important role in the protection of marine and coastal biodiversity and of cultural heritage. The aim of the LIFE4MEDECA project is to support the establishment of MEDECA by creating a broad consensus among stakeholders and citizens, identifying gaps and needs for its implementation, analyzing the economic, environmental and social impact of fuel switch, and the most appropriate tools and policies to alleviate the related costs.