This blogpost, by T&E aviation programme manager Bill Hemmings, and Vera Pardee, senior attorney with the Climate Law Institute, was first published on the Huffington Post.
International aviation is on course for a rough landing in our warming world. Air travel is growing rapidly -- and so are aviation emissions, which are already responsible for 5 percent of the warming effect of global greenhouse gas emissions.
In this second of two blog posts, policy officer for clean shipping, Antoine Kedzierski looks back at the origins of the Polar Code, the international code of safety for shipping in Polar waters, the recent International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decision on the environmental chapter and what a robust Polar Code should look like.
This blogpost by Joao Vieira, T&E's President, also appears as the foreword to our Annual Review Report.
The EU is about peace, first and foremost. But as a political battlefield, it has few equals. In that context, we would summarise 2012 as the year that: Europe made it through the year in one piece, green transport policies suffered, were sometimes wounded, but soldiered on, and, last but not least, T&E played its role in the troops - quite often on the frontline.
One wonders whether the 50,000 Europeans who die prematurely each year as a result of ship pollution would agree with industry laments on green laws for the sector (‘Sinking under a big green wave’, The Economist, March 30th).
In this first of two blog posts, policy officer for clean shipping, Antoine Kedzierski questions the wisdom of some often-repeated statements on Arctic shipping and looks at the urgent need for decisive progress on the Polar Code.
This blogpost was originally published by the Huffington Post. It was co-authored by Bill Hemmings, Programme Manager for Aviation with Transport and Environment and Vera Pardee, senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute.
In his latest blogpost, William Todts, T&E policy officer for lorries, disputes the industry's claims of 'spectacular' fuel-efficiency progress and discusses the need for truck manufacturers to focus on making trucks themselves more fuel efficient, smarter and safer.
This blog post, by T&E programme manager on aviation and shipping, Bill Hemmings, was first published by Reuters Point Carbon. It raises the question on whether ICAO will stick to its word and will come up with a global measure to cut aviation CO2 emissions by September 2013. And what will the EU do if ICAO does not keep its promise?
In today's blog, T&E programme manager on aviation Bill Hemmings urges ICAO, at the eve of its governing Council meeting, to finally make significant progress towards a global market-based measure to cut airlines' emissions.
On 19 September, the European Voice published on its website an article where Mr Miroslav Ouzky MEP accuses T&E of blackmailing and intimidating him. Intimidation and blackmail are serious allegations, and the latter is even a criminal offence. Hence our wish to set the record straight.
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