Events

  • When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 08:45 to 17:00
    Where?:
    Cercle de Lorraine
    23 Wolstraat
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium
    Before the expected revision of the car CO2 regulation at the end of 2017, this ​all-day conference will ​​discuss post​-​2020 CO2 standards for cars​ and ​​provide a high level stage for policy and technical exchange.
  • When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 16:45 to 18:15
    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has created an offsetting measure for the aviation sector which aims to compensate for emissions growth above 2020 levels.
  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 13:00
    The role of Southern and Mediterranean European countries in these processes is important, as they have the power to weigh in favour of ambitious reforms. Facing similar climate challenges at the national level, they can also set an example by promoting innovative and progressive practices that can inform European policy processes, and especially the ESR.
  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:00
    Trucks are less than 5% of all road vehicles but emit around 30% of road transport CO2 emissions in the EU. Also in Germany heavy duty trucks and buses account for 30% of road CO2 emissions and this is projected to grow during the coming decades.
  • When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:00
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Room P3C050
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium
    The Platform for Electro-mobility is a growing collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the transition towards sustainable transport by means of electro-mobility. In the framework of the discussions on the “Clean energy for all Europeans” package, the 25 members believe that electro-mobility is one of the main levers to achieve the European Union’s goals to decarbonise the economy, increase energy security and foster innovation and competitiveness in Europe’s core industries.
  • When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:00
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Room JAN 4Q1
    1047 Brussels
    Belgium
    The aviation sector, both in Europe and internationally, is a top polluter that has not contributed to European climate objectives under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to the same extent as other sectors. The European Commission recently published a proposal revising the sector’s participation in the EU ETS. The proposal followed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) decision to establish a global offsetting measure for aviation which will enter into force in 2021.
  • When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Member’s Salon (room ASP 8F388)
    1047 Brussels
    Belgium
    If done correctly, charging road users for their use of road infrastructure can contribute to the reduction of emissions from the transport sector. The European Commission is currently preparing its proposal for the review of the Eurovignette directive, which sets the parameters by which member states can toll roads. This revision provides an ample opportunity to link the Directive with Europe’s ambition to transition to low-emission mobility.
  • When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Room A1G-2
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium
    Cars and trucks are the top consumers of palm oil in Europe. Palm oil consumption in Europe is driving deforestation in many parts of the tropics such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Congo Basin, and lately in South America too. It’s an environmental problem that also causes social upheaval.What role does the EU play in this? How is Europe’s biofuels policy contributing to this problem? What are the solutions?
  • When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 08:00 to 10:00
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Room ASP 5G1
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium
    In order to strengthen the EU’s energy efficiency, as well as reduce its carbon footprint, important legislation (carbon budgets for non-ETS sectors and the Energy Efficiency Directive among others) will be negotiated this year.Kindly supported by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Transport & Environment and The Coalition for Energy Savings are organising this event to explain how energy efficiency and global warming are interlinked, how to deal with these issues at European and national level, and how this will benefit multiple sectors.The event will be kindly hosted by MEP Carolina Punset (Alde, Spain), MEP Jo Leinen (S&D, Germany) and MEP José Inácio Faria (EPP, Portugal).Please find the draft agenda here for more information about the event - confirmation will follow shortly.
  • When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
    Where?:
    European Parliament
    Room A5E1
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium
    This event explores how to set Europe on a path to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, but it will also look at the ample opportunities that already exist for emission cuts in sectors such as agriculture and transport. Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment will also use this occasion to launch a new user-friendly online tool that calculates the impact of flexibilities on the legislation’s emissions reduction potential.The event is kindly co-hosted by MEPs Dr. Miriam Dalli (S&D), Merja Kyllönen (GUE), and Benedek Jábor (Greens/EFA). Speakers at the event include Hans Bergman (European Commission), researchers as well as representatives from the business and NGO communities.

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