In Europe, environmental standards will soon be tightened againDecember 12, 2019
Car manufacturers selling cars in the EU may face stricter CO2 emissions after the European Commission has made it clear that it will revise the targets already set for 2030.
By June 2021, the commission will propose revising the legislation on carbon emissions standards for cars and vans, “in order to provide a clear path to mobility with zero emissions from 2025,” a document called the European Green Agreement says.
Recall that in April, the European Union passed a law according to which car manufacturers selling cars in Europe should reduce the average CO2 emissions of their cars by 37.5%. The new European Commission unveiled its long-term roadmap for the EU’s climate-neutral economy on Wednesday. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission, put the climate issue first on her legislative agenda for the next five years.
“The Commission, within its mandate, will propose a new goal, but any such step will be accompanied by the necessary economic assessment and will require the approval of the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU to adopt legislation,” the Commission spokeswoman said.
She declined to comment on the question of whether the interim reduction of the CO2 reduction target of 15% by 2025 could also be reviewed.
According to the latest data from the European Environmental Protection Agency, road transport accounts for one fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, and CO2 emissions have increased since 2014.
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