EU transport ministers have welcomed the Commission’s proposed revision of the environmental objectives of the Common Transport Policy.
The EU’s statistical office Eurostat chose Car Free Day to publish details of the growth of car use in the 25 member states.
In the September edition of Public Service Review - European Union, Jos Dings argues that the EU's revised Common Transport Policy doesn’t go far enough to secure sustainable transport across the continent. Read the full article.
The Commission has approved a revised Common Transport Policy (CTP) that contradicts the EU’s sustainable development strategy published just six days earlier. The juxtaposition of the two documents led T&E to describe the new CTP as “unsustainable and illegitimate”.
Greenhouse gases from Europe’s transport sector are preventing the EU from meeting its obligations under the Kyoto protocol.
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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The EU is about to embark on an unsustainable new transport policy which has little or no economic justification and undermines several other key European policies according to The Green 10 group of environmental NGOs in a letter sent today to Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Download the full letter.
A five-day experiment to reduce speed limits has shown clear benefits for both traffic flow and lower particulate emissions.