Driving Road Decarbonisation forwards
Brussels, 18 June 2015
Road transport provides vital functions for European society. At the same time it is responsible for around a quarter of the EU's final energy consumption and about a fifth of its CO2 emissions.
The importance of the sector has meant that the decarbonisation of road transport is challenging. The European Council in its conclusions of October 2014 invited the Commission "to further examine instruments and measures for a comprehensive and technology neutral approach for the promotion of emissions reduction and energy efficiency in transport, for electric transportation and for renewable energy sources in transport also after 2020". The Commission's Energy Union Communication identifies a series of actions to be taken in this field in the coming years.
European Commissioners Arias Cañete, Bieńkowska and Bulc, responsible respectively for Climate and Energy, Internal market and Industry, and Transport, are holding a high-level conference in Brussels on 18th June to discuss the next EU level actions on road transport decarbonisation.
It is hoped that the conference will provide the Commission with valuable input as it reflects on the next steps for further decarbonising EU road transport.
Registration is now closed and will not be possible on site. Webstreaming will be available on this page.