The European Commission has begun a public consultation on their proposed 'Euro 5' emissions standard for passenger cars. The deadline for submissions sent by email is 9 September 2005. More information can be found on the Commission website.
The decision by the German car maker Daimler Chrysler to do field trials of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) looks set to be a breakthrough in the battle to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from diesel cars.
A court in Stuttgart has sided with two citizens who claimed the city authority had failed in its legal obligations by not taking action to improve air quality.
Hopes among environmental groups that the EU could launch pioneering marine quality legislation sank last month in a deal between MEPs and ministers.
Final report based on the conclusions of the Greening Motorways of the Sea Conference in Stockholm, April 2005. This report discusses the feasibility of introducing a distance-related en-route charge for shipping in the Baltic Sea.
MEPs have challenged ministers and the Commission to agree to considerably stricter limits on sulphur emissions from large ships in an important vote in the European Parliament’s environment committee.
More evidence is emerging of cities exceeding pollution limits that are meant to last for a year under EU clean air legislation that came into effect in January.
The Clean Ship is an integrated approach to sustainable shipping. Integrated has a double meaning. First of all, it means tackling all social and environmental costs from 'cradle to grave'. Secondly, it means that a participatory process is needed to bring together various stakeholders who have a role to play in making this vision a reality.
An international conference on sustainable port planning and shipping in the Baltic Sea Area.