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This briefing summarises a legal analysis highlighting how the proposals are contrary to the requirements of the current ETS Directive. It also covers new research, by Cambridge Econometrics, illustrating why including transport in the ETS would be counterproductive; compared with a scenario of ambitious post-2020 vehicle CO2 standards there would be 160,000 fewer jobs, and €22/77 billion higher oil imports in 2030/2050. Climate policy, as well as transport emissions reductions, would stall.
- Briefing: Including transport in the ETS – Counterproductive and legally questionable PDF, 226.7 KByte
- Leaked draft conclusions of European Council meeting, 23-24 October 2014 PDF, 405.8 KByte
- Legal analysis: Legality and Procedure for the Unilateral Inclusion of Emissions from the Transport Sector within the ETS PDF, 601.4 KByte