MEP Fiona Hall hosted a breakfast debate on the 2020 Cars and CO2 proposal. A series of presentations were made, followed by a discussion on the impact of fuel-efficient cars on employment, innovation and industrial competitiveness.
Road transport is one of the few sectors with rapidly rising emissions. Emissions from the sector increased by 26% between 1990 and 2008, according to the European Commission. But there also are signs of hope. Car makers are well on track to meet the EU's 2015 target of cutting average car emissions to 130 g of CO2/km. Now the EU is preparing to take the next step, by setting a 2020 target.
The European Commission will soon launch a proposal to improve fuel efficiency by a further 27% for cars — to 95g per km -- and by 28% for vans — to 147 g per km. Both regulations, recently discussed in the press, make the 2020 CO2 targets legally binding and define how to meet the limits.
MEP Chris Davies invites you to a lunch and panel debate to discuss the impact at a critical time for Europe’s economy.
In early July, the European Parliament's ENVI Committee will vote on the first update to EU vehicle noise limits in 20 years. Judith Merkies MEP invites you to a discussion on this important public health issue. The event will also include the official launch of the Sound Investment Joint Declaration: a five point plan for cutting traffic noise in urban areas by half. To register, please contact Cécile Toubeau with your full name, date of birth and place of residence.
This one-day event, organised by Transport and Environment (T&E) and co-sponsored by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and Renault and Toyota, focussed on policies to speed up progress towards more fuel efficient cars in Europe.
The impact of cars on the environment and public health is a hot topic in Europe. In a one-day seminar held in Brussels, T&E brought together industry, policy makers and NGOs to debate three key issues: EURO 5 emissions standards, cars and climate change and noise pollution. For more information, download the full announcement, final programme and participants list.