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.
European Parliament to vote on emissions trading for aviation sector, 4 July
Emissions from aviation in Europe continue to rise, a new report shows. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from international flights departing from EU airports increased by 7.5% in 2004. The overall increase between 1990 and 2004 now stands at 86%, an average increase of 4.5% per year.
This report intends to satisfy the many demands for information and analysis on the issue of aviation and climate change coming from policymakers, the media and interested citizens. It brings together the findings of recent studies in light of the current political debate and discussions taking place about a range of policy options.
The European Commission has today published a new transport strategy paper that ignores the specific objectives and targets to protect health and the environment from the negative impacts of transport agreed by EU leaders last Friday says T&E, the European sustainable transport citizens organisation.
On Friday June 16, T&E wrote again to President Barosso regarding the Common Transport Policy midterm review. "Today, European leaders backed the EU’s revised Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) at their meeting in Brussels. Next week the Commission is set to publish its midterm review of the Common Transport Policy (CTP). But judging by the latest draft of the CTP review, which we have seen, the Commission has manifestly failed to consider the former when preparing the latter. That a major statement of European transport policy by the Commission should totally ignore the clearly-stated demands of European leaders is as bizarre as it is wrong..."
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