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Car Industry Failing on Climate Change Commitments

The European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) today released a report showing that the car industry’s voluntary agreement with the EU to cut average CO2 emissions from passenger cars is failing to deliver. The report says that the 140g/km target set for 2008 can only be reached if the industry now makes unprecedented emissions cuts. It concludes that EU legislation is now needed to create both legally-binding limits as well as incentives to encourage innovation in low-emissions technology and to boost the market for cars that pollute less.

Published on January 20, 2005 - 09:30

Commission's New Car Industry Group "Lacks Expertise" Say Transport NGOs

At a press conference held today, Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the Commission, and Bernd Pischetsrieder, President of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), launched a new initiative to boost the competitiveness of the European car industry. A high level group called “CARS 21” will be set up.

Published on January 13, 2005 - 15:09

31/01/2005 - Tackling the Global Warming Impact of Aviation , Brussels

In a one-day seminar held at the European Parliament, and hosted by Chris Davies MEP, T&E brought together experts, industry, policy makers and NGOs.  Under discussion: future European action to combat the rapidly-growing contribution of the aviation sector to global warming.  For more information, download the full announcement.

Published on December 20, 2004 - 12:07

20/01/2005 - Clean Cars in 2010, Brussels

The impact of cars o­n the environment and public health is a hot topic in Europe.  In a o­ne-day seminar held in Brussels, T&E brought together industry, policy makers and NGOs to debate three key issues: EURO 5 emissions standards, cars and climate change and noise pollution.  For more information, download the full announcement, final programme and participants list.

Published on December 1, 2004 - 00:00

Environment Ministers Show Support for Cleaner Vehicles

During a discussion o­n Sustainable Road Transport at last week's Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg, Ministers appeared to offer broad support for cleaner vehicles. The Dutch Presidency was effectively 'testing the water' o­n the subject - the real debate will come when the Commission issues concrete proposals. T&E, along with the European Environment Bureau (EEB), issued a position paper before the meeting advocating stricter targets for the sector. The two organisations welcomed the broad support for such moves offered by several Ministers.

Published on October 18, 2004 - 18:04