Future Europe features a podcast episode from each of the EU’s 28 Member States. Each episode tells the story of a project that illuminates the way Europeans will live in the future. All the stories are told through the voices of people involved in the projects.
We can achieve the Paris climate target of 1.5c global warming if governments act now, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its upcoming special report on global warming.
Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, said “The decisive signal the European Parliament gave today is key to the uptake of e-mobility in Europe. This vote is good news for cities, regions, and countries across the EU who are need to meet their climate and environmental objectives. We hope that the Member States in the European Council aim to meet the same level of ambition when they meet in the Environment Council on 9 October.
Brussels, 3 October 2018 – The EU Parliament has confirmed today in a plenary vote the political will to go for higher targets to limit CO2 emissions from cars and vans by 2025 and 2030. The Paris agreement confirmed the need for the transport sector to urgently curb its CO2 emissions drastically. Unfortunately, the EU Parliament did not have the courage to make lightweighting more relevant by deleting the mass-based utility parameter.
The energy and transport industry calls for implementation of a Carbon Correction Factor (CCF) in European Parliament vote on CO2 emissions standard for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
In view of the European Parliament plenary vote on Wednesday 3rd of October, the European Biogas Association (EBA), EUROGAS, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) jointly underline the importance of natural and renewable gas as pragmatic solution to quickly start the decarbonisation process and tackle air quality issues in urban areas of passenger vehicles. Today, the previously mentioned associations published and sent a joint letter to the EU institutions.