Politicians in Germany have raised the subject of expanding the funds for the country’s car ‘scrappage’ scheme for a second time.
A report for the Netherlands says applying the EU’s target for biofuels to have a 10% share of transport fuels by 2020 would be bad for climate, biodiversity and food prices.
The German car industry’s mathematics has been found to be somewhat dubious. The
industry umbrella group, VDA, has for several months enjoyed telling the world that every seventh job in Germany is dependent on the car industry.
A meeting in London next week will be the last chance for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to set out how it plans to meet its responsibilities under the Kyoto Protocol to control and reduce emissions from international shipping, before the crucial UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December.
Factsheet on greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
Position paper in response to the European Commission green paper 'TEN-T: A Policy Review'
Memo on "The required size of a levy
to make international shipping
meet its CO2 cap"
Paper on the impact of shipping and aviation on international transport and on a fair price for them to pay to compensate this impact.
The European Commission has published its vision for the future of transport policy in the European Union. But the paper completely underestimates the challenges and proposes no concrete solutions, according to Transport and Environment.
Hints that transport will be targeted by the new Commission in its next stage of reducing greenhouse gases have been dropped by three leading officials.