Impact of palm oil expansion for biofuels in the world: The Colombia caseHosted by NABU at Climate Planet, Rheinauen Park Bonn – COP Side Event
Hosted by Julie Girling (EPP) and Seb Dance (S&D)
Welcome and Introduction: Julie Girling MEP
After the publication of the IPCC 1.5ºC report, it is clearer than ever that transport needs to decarbonise. That includes surface transport, but also aviation and shipping.
Electromobility is the most promising future technology to decarbonize road transport. Grid management is critical to electric vehicle adoption. Smart charging is key to minimize the amount of investments needed in the grid. Large scale deployment of EVs represents an opportunity to store large amounts of renewable electricity in batteries, reducing curtailment. EVs can even work as virtual power stations.
The introduction of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is expected to lead to more representative emission measurements than the old NEDC test cycle. However, there will still be a gap between real world emissions and the values measured in the laboratory.
Future CO2 standards for cars and vans will set important milestones for the future of the EU's car industry, define the speed of transition to e-mobility and determine the climate efforts Member States will make in reducing transport emissions.
On the 2nd of May the European Commission will propose its first ever fuel efficiency standards for trucks.
Heavy duty vehicles represent 5% of all road vehicles but account for 25% of EU road CO2 emissions. Truck standards are therefore urgently needed. They will save hauliers money, help Europe meet its climate targets and kick start zero emission trucking. But, in order to fully deliver, standards must be both ambitious and well-designed.
Against the background of the Bonn Climate Change Conference and the release of the second Clean mobility package by the European Commission, the Spanish Government is elaborating Spain's Industrial Strategy. It feels like high time to secure the currently leading position of the Spanish vehicle and components manufacturers’ industries. Does it make sense to keep manufacturing internal combustion engines when the rest of the world goes in the opposite direction?
Transport & Environment (T&E), Danish Ecological council, NABU and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) invite you to discuss "Decarbonisation of International Shipping: policy measure options, and how to pay for the transition".
Almost two hundred countries committed to reducing greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Their pledge is to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees - and pursue efforts to keep that rise to 1.5 degrees.