Publications - year 2018

  • The good, the bad and the ugly: from Effort Sharing Decision to Climate Action Regulation Submitted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:39

    The Climate Action Regulation (CAR), known previously as the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) will become part of European law in 2018. In December 2017 policy-makers reached a deal on what will be one of the key pieces of climate legislation in the decades to come. Fortunately, the agreed deal is an improvement compared to the Commission’s proposal of July 2016. Unfortunately, the agreed text is not aligned with the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

    Related topics: CarsClimate Change and EnergyFreightFuelsLorriesT&E ReportVansStandards Learn more
  • Shipping climate ambition: ranking of EU member states Submitted on: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:15

    The IMO is expected to adopt in April 2018 an Initial GHG Strategy to address shipping’s climate impact. T&E has carried out research to rank EU member states in terms of the ambition of their declared national positions in the run-up to the IMO climate negotiations.

    Related topics: Climate Change and EnergyShippingT&E ReportStandards Learn more
  • Initial IMO greenhouse gas strategy Submitted on: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 15:28

    After several attempts to act on ship greenhouse gas emissions, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) finally agreed in 2016 on a seven-year GHG Roadmap (work programme) to discuss and agree on measures to address shipping’s climate impact. The organisation is meeting in London this April 3-13 to agree an initial GHG strategy as part of its GHG Roadmap. This paper outlines what T&E believes that stratedgy should contain.

    Related topics: Climate Change and EnergyPosition paperShippingStandards Learn more
  • Integrating new mobility services in urban transport Submitted on: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 14:02

    New mobility services and business models are changing urban transport, affecting both the supply and demand sides of urban mobility market. Evidence shows that these developments can lead to a significant reduction of single occupancy private car use and an increase of public transport use, leading to a strong reduction in congestion, local air pollution, and CO2 emissions. Despite their long term potential, the growth and development of new mobility services are often hampered by existing market access restrictions, operational requirements and financial disincentives. This joint position paper outlines the key recommendations from 10 organisations engaged in promoting new mobility. They are: BMW Group, car2go, European Cyclists' Federation, Mobility Nation, nextbike, Siemens, Transport & Environment, Uber, Zipcar and the City of Vilnius.

    Related topics: Air PollutionCarsClimate Change and EnergyPosition paperPublic and urbanPricing and taxationStandards Learn more
  • Dirty diesels heading East Submitted on: Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:15

    With drivers ditching their diesel cars in view of an increasing number of city bans and low-emissions zones in Western Europe, many of these dirty cars now end up in Central & Eastern EU Member States. This means the air quality problems will be exported, not solved, thus deepening the East-West divide that already exists on air quality in Europe.

    Related topics: Air PollutionBriefingCarsFuelsStandardsTransport policy Learn more

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