EUKI project

Transport emissions are an increasing problem for the EU, and its emissions are not projected to decrease in the coming years if no action is taken. For measures to be adopted, the EU member states need to have strong and strict climate policy and regulation.

These policies will be a motivation for and will lead to the implementation of existing measures to decarbonise the transport sector, such as improvement in efficiency standards for cars, cleaner energy for transport (such as renewable electricity), promotion of public transport, etc.  

The EU Effort Sharing Regulation is an essential starting point for these measures to kick-off. This regulation has now been finalised in the EU context, and member states will have to implement it in the coming months and years.

Transport & Environment has more than 25 years expertise on transport decarbonisation policies. While working in different specific topics (aviation, energy for transport, cars…), T&E, together with its members, also focuses on European climate policy to make it strong, meaningful and fit-for-purpose, in order to achieve EU’s own climate goals as well as those acquired with the Paris Agreement.

Project

The aim of the project is to enhance the role of NGOs and civil society in the national and regional decision making process in the context of the implementation of the EU Effort Sharing Regulation. This will be done by encouraging intra-EU dialogue among the target countries and others, promoting the exchange of best practices and identification of opportunities.

The project coordinators and the project implementing partners will create an EU platform that stimulates intra-EU dialogue, shares best practices and informs national debates with a view to delivering the EU’s 2030 climate targets defined by the Effort Sharing Regulation. The platform’s focus will be reducing road transport emissions and demonstrating how reduced fuel use helps create socio-economic opportunities.

NGO-capacity will be built in 5 key Central, Eastern and Southern (CES) countries: Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Hungary.

By conducting research and providing accurate information on emission reduction potential, economic opportunities and innovation, the partnership aims at having a positive impact in the national climate and energy legislation that will fulfill the EU’s climate and energy objectives.

 

Countries: Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Hungary & Brussels/EU
Project duration: December 2017 - May 2019
Target Group: National NGOs, National policy-makers (National, Regional, Local)
Implementing Organisation: Transport & Environment,
Implemeting Partner(s): Carbon Market Watch,DUH, Inspro, 2Celsius, Clean Air Action Group.
The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
Potsdamer Platz 10,
10117 Berlin - Germany
info@euki.de
About the project funder:
The European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. It does so through strengthening cross-border dialogue and cooperation as well as exchange of knowledge and experience.
For more Information on the EUKI: www.euki.de