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EU Energy Ministers must choose right path for the world’s climate and food security

On 12 December, energy ministers will come together in Brussels to vote on the European Commission’s proposed reform of EU biofuel policy. The reform is designed to reduce the environmental and social impacts of EU demand for biofuels – specifically the Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) effects of their production. This media advisory outlines how, if left unchanged, current policy will lead to higher instead of lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels, will destroy forests and damage biodiversity, will push small scale farmers off their land and threaten the food security of the world’s poorest people.

Funding for transport infrastructure in the new EU budget

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On 29 June 2011, the Commission proposed a new seven-year EU budget (Multiannual Financial Framework, MFF) that covers EU public expenditure between 2014 and 2020. This paper summarises the transport-relevant parts of the MFF and attempts to check whether it can help ‘decarbonise’ the transport sector.

T&E's Priorities for the 2006 Austrian Presidency of the EU (Deutsche version)

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In diesem kurzen Briefing präsentiert T&E die zehn wichtigsten umwelt- und verkehrsbezogenen Herausforderungen der österreichischen Ratspräsidentschaft. Für weitere Rückfragen und ausführlichere Sarstellungen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.