EU Regulation 2015/757 monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions

MRV is a mandatory monitoring, communication and verification system set up by the European Commission for ships over 5,000 tonnes gross travelling on one or more commercial routes (goods or passengers) to and from EU ports, regardless of their flag.
Warships, auxiliary machinery, fishing vessels, rudimentary construction boats, ships without mechanical propulsion or state ships used for non-commercial purposes are excluded.

Regulatory Focus

The European Union has set a number of goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 through the Climate-Energy 2020 and Climate-Energy 2030 packages.
For the year 2030, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 40% from 1990 levels.
EU Regulation 2015/757 on monitoring, communication and verification of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) generated by maritime transport (known as the EU MRV Regulation) entered into force on 1 July 2015.For each ship, the company, defined as the shipowner or any other organisation or person, such as the operator or the bareboat charterer who has taken over responsibility for the operation of the ship from the shipowner, must prepare a carbon dioxide emission monitoring and communication plan by 2017, and from 2018 onwards monitor and report these emissions in order to assess them from 2019 onwards.

Audit Procedure


RINA is accredited by ACCREDIA for the evaluation of monitoring plans and the verification of emissions reports in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 757/2015 (resolution of 10 April 2017).
We are part of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) and the MRV system Monitoring Subgroup, as well as an IACS member.


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