Analysis of CO2 emissions data submitted to the UNFCCC in 2008, including aviation and shipping data
The Commission has published a proposal to improve the safety and emissions performance of motorcycles and other vehicles with fewer than four wheels.
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Research by the Commission suggests transport emissions could be reduced by 89% by 2050 if all the options currently available are adopted.
By Peter Krebs
The figures don’t lie. Rail transport in the new EU member states of central and eastern Europe is declining, in some countries rapidly.
The Commission has launched its road safety programme for 2011-20, with a commitment to halve road deaths. The programme also contains the first official suggestion that the EU should consider obligatory speed limiters for vans, something T&E has been calling for.
Researchers on the EU’s ‘Smart SPP’ programme have developed an assessment tool aimed at making it easier for public officials to calculate the real cost of a vehicle or transport service over its full lifetime.
It was called the world’s longest-lasting traffic jam. For nearly four weeks, lorries and cars queued bumper-to-bumper in China’s Hebei province, stretching for more than 100 kilometres.
Europe’s road transport in 2050 will involve lower speed limits and very few internal combustion engines. That is the vision that emerges from a Commission consultation on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Europe’s transport sector.
The Greek Green MEP Michail Tremopoulos has written to all MEPs calling on them not to let transport sustainability in Greece become a casualty of the country’s financial rescue package.