The debate about transport fuels decarbonisation is a key issue in the ongoing recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Renewable fuels produced from electricity have recently drawn a renewed interest in the REDII, but it seems there is very little knowledge about what they are, what type of sustainability safeguards they require and how realistic is their uptake up to 2030. ‘Electrofuels’, ‘e-fuels’, or ‘power to liquids’ what are they exactly? What role do liquid drop-in electrofuels have in the decarbonisation of the transport sector?
Against the background of the Bonn Climate Change Conference and the release of the second Clean mobility package by the European Commission, the Spanish Government is elaborating Spain's Industrial Strategy. It feels like high time to secure the currently leading position of the Spanish vehicle and components manufacturers’ industries. Does it make sense to keep manufacturing internal combustion engines when the rest of the world goes in the opposite direction?
Transport & Environment (T&E), Danish Ecological council, NABU and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) invite you to discuss "Decarbonisation of International Shipping: policy measure options, and how to pay for the transition".
Impact of palm oil expansion for biofuels in the world: The Colombia caseHosted by NABU at Climate Planet, Rheinauen Park Bonn – COP Side Event
Almost two hundred countries committed to reducing greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Their pledge is to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees - and pursue efforts to keep that rise to 1.5 degrees.
The debate about transport fuels decarbonisation is a key issue in the ongoing recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The EU has a unique opportunity to design a framework that will drive the most sustainable alternative fuels in transport for the period 2020-2030 and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.