The Commission is to set up an on-line guide showing information on clean and energy-efficient vehicles.
Editorial by Jos Dings, T&E Director
There’s a golden opportunity just waiting to be seized in the field of European transport, but the first indications are that it will be missed.
Editorial by Jos Dings, Director
There’s an old joke that says the EU would not be allowed to be a member of itself. This is because it insists that all member states must have parliaments whose workings are open to the public, but the EU’s main decision-making body, the Council of Ministers, meets behind closed doors.
Guest column by Dr Alan C Lloyd, president of The International Council on Clean Transportation, USA
The election of an American president with a much stronger environmental agenda has increased the likelihood that more favourable climate policies will come from the USA in the next four years.
The head of the European Environment Agency says transport trends are still 'pointing in the wrong direction'. She was speaking as the EEA issued a report saying greenhouse gas emissions from transport in the EU have increased by 36% from 1990-2006.
Getting agreement now on a strict CO2 emissions limit from new cars could be a key to the EU meeting its greenhouse gas reduction target of 20% by 2020 without the need for massive fuel tax rises.
The European Environment Agency has attacked the transport sector for causing the EU to miss its Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction target. And its leading official has called for much stricter carbon dioxide targets for new cars than the EU is currently discussing.
Based on a T&E seminar held in Brussels on 19 May 2004, this report brings together social and environmental thinking, with a focus on the specific example of pricing.
A brief introduction into who is affected by social exclusion and how transport can exacerbate or help alleviate the problem.