The business case for stricter CO2 and fuel efficiency standards for vansWhat?Breakfast debate, hosted by MEP Schlyter, on the business benefits of tightening the van fuel efficiency and CO2 standards set by Regulation 510/2011.This event is co-organised by T&E. For questions, please contact William Todts.
The workshop was hosted by the Cyprus EU Presidency for the technical harmonization of noise working group and other officials of member states working on the vehicle noise regulations. The purpose of the event was to update participants in new evidence concerning the impacts, sources and solutions and costs of abating vehicle noise.
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.
Tackling aviation climate change is one of the great political challenges of the moment. This conference aimed to look beyond the current headlines concerning the EU-ETS and examined the why, how and who of a global aviation climate regime. World experts on the issues set out the latest science on aviation’s climate impacts, examined the policy options and looked at how these could be tackled on the global level.