Traffic speed is a key variable in transport policy. Speed plays a dominant role in a string of transport indicators such as mobility demand, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise, safety and congestion. This short paper takes reducing CO2 emissions as a primary angle.
This briefing proposes amendments to the Financial Instrument for the Environment, LIFE+ (COM(2004)621), on behalf of the Green 9 group of leading environmental organisations. For further information, please see the European Commission website.
At last week's International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal, Europe fought for the right to tackle emissions from the growing aviation sector. In a briefing published today, T&E examine Europe's options now that ICAO has postponed a final decision on emissions charging until the next Assembly in 2007. The conclusion?
In October 2004 ICAO, the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation, will hold its triennial Assembly. A resolution is on the table with disastrous wording for the future on environmental policy in aviation, not just at international level, but also at regional level.