Publications - year 2016

  • Letter to MEPs ahead of plenary debate on real-world driving emissions Submitted on: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:57

    A Joint letter from 10 urban, regional, health and environmental stakeholders ahead of the plenary debate on the Real-world Driving Emissions (RDE) test calling on MEPs to reject the weak deal from October 2015.

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  • The litmus test: An on-time departure for ICAO’s global market-based measure Submitted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 18:46

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation is due to agree, at its triennial General Assembly in October 2016, a global market based (GMBM) mechanism for international aviation emissions. The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation, a coalition of environmental NGOs which includes T&E, have drafted a Litmus Draft for what an environmentally effective GMBM would contain. 

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  • CO2 standard for aircraft - briefing Submitted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 14:01

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is set to agree in 2016 on the first ever CO2 efficiency standard for new aircraft. With aviation responsible for an estimated 5% of global warming, and the sector’s emissions growing at 4-5% each year, an effective standard which delivers emission reductions beyond business-as-usual is essential if the objectives of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved. Environmental NGOs fear, however, that the outcome could be a weak standard which has little or no environmental impact.

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  • Paris and aviation Submitted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 14:03

    Aviation is responsible for an estimated 5% of global warming and its emissions are growing at 4-5% each year. Unless action is taken, the sector risks undermining the Paris Agreement's objective of limiting a temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. There are a number of measures that could be introduced at international and EU level which would reduce the climate impact of the sector, and these need to be pursued urgently by policy makers. 

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  • Our statement to the Gear 2030 Submitted on: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 16:10

    "The EU must not allow our current specialism in diesel to lock-in the EU to this solution” Greg Archer said at the kick-off meeting of GEAR 2030 that took place on 26 March. GEAR 2030 is a high-level group set up by the Commission to foster the competitiveness of the European car industry. The Commission has proposed three working groups: one on the future of supply chains, one on connected vehicles and one on trade. "What’s missing? A working group on electric cars", Greg concluded.

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