This summer, the European Commission will present a new legislative proposal on the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) for the post-2020 period. Around 60% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the non-ETS sectors, such as surface transport, agriculture, waste and buildings.
This paper is a six-point reaction to transport-specific elements of a draft Energy Union Communication from 30 January 2015.
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.
Briefing on how Europe should provide incentives for greener transport projects in its transport spending plans.
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 2007 Portuguese presidency of the EU
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.
In this short briefing, T&E presents its demands and recommendations for the ten most important transport and environment policy areas covered by the six months of the Austrian presidency.