Next P&H poll: should regional GHG measures prevail?

With no immediate breakthrough expected to determine global market-based measures in the short term, is it right for maritime to proceed with regional emission reduction measures? This is our question for the next Ports & Harbors poll. The next IMO MEPC is due to take place in early June. Expectations are high that global and equitable market-based measures will be discussed to reduce maritime’s global carbon footprint. However, with these discussions having stalled in the meantime, a solution on IMO-level may not be immediately in sight, leading to reginal measures being taken, such as the inclusion of shipping in the EU emission trading scheme. Are you supporting the idea that those will spur on decisions being made at the global regulatory level or do you think this will only lead to a piece meal of regulations that shipping has to adhere to? Have your say here!