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Séminaire CIRED : Jean-Philippe Nicolaï

par Arancha Sánchez - publié le , mis à jour le

Résumé / Abstract

This article examines the project of a ship recycling licence currently carried by the European Union. Because of an increase of dismantling activities in Asia, which present alarming health and environmental effects, the European Commission considers, in a report published in August 2017, the implementation of a financial mechanism with the aim of encouraging ship-owners to use higher standard recycling facilities approved by the EU Commission. This recycling licence would apply when the vessels want to call at Union ports, whether flying the flag of a Member State or of a third country. While the recycling licence is intended to strengthen a legal framework that lacks effectiveness, the authors show that it could speed up the entry into force of the Hong Kong Convention. They analyze the nature of such licence and demonstrate that the mechanism will internalize the social costs if and only if the mechanism is incentive and the EU list includes efficient and sustainable dismantling sites. If the mechanism is not incentive, it could be regarded as a disguised tax. If only inefficient and sustainable dismantling sites are on the EU list, the mechanism is akin a hidden subsidy. Then, the authors propose many improvements and offer alternative solutions to make the project viable both economically and legally.

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    Séminaire CIRED : Jean-Philippe Nicolaï

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