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.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Based on a T&E seminar held in Brussels on 19 May 2004, this report brings together social and environmental thinking, with a focus on the specific example of pricing.
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.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]This letter to European Environment Ministers was sent as input to the discussion on Sustainable Mobility scheduled for the Council meeting on 14th October 2004. It was sent jointly by T&E and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]A brief introduction into who is affected by social exclusion and how transport can exacerbate or help alleviate the problem.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]T&E position paper.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The Drive for Less Fuel: Will the Motor Industry be able to Honour its Commitment to the European Union? By Per Kågeson, January 2000.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Road Fuel and Vehicles taxation in Light of EU Enlargement. By Per Kågeson, January 1999
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Cycle Beating and the EU Test Cycle for Cars. By Per Kågeson, November 1998