Implementing the European Co2 Commitment
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Implementing the European Co2 Commitment A Joint Policy Proposal by Helge Ole Bergesen

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Published by Royal Institute of International Affairs .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric pollution,
  • Central government policies,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Environmental Policy,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • General

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJean-Charles Hourcade (Contributor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8291033M
ISBN 100905031911
ISBN 109780905031910

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CO2 emissions per person in some European Union countries are relatively high. Currently, a person in The Netherlands emits tons of CO2, in Germany, in Finland and in Poland, and According to preliminary estimates, EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 2 % in , following a % increase in These levels correspond to a 23 % reduction from levels, which is more than the EU reduction target of 20 % by Together, Member States project that current policies and measures can deliver a 30 % reduction by , while the reported additional policies. European Union leaders agreed to cut the bloc’s greenhouse-gas emissions to net-zero by , coupling efforts to fight climate change with a massive economic transition poised to test EU unity. The reduction of CO 2 emissions and fuel consumption from road transportation constitutes an important pillar of the European Union strategy for implementing the Kyoto Protocol. The commitment to reduce passenger car average CO 2 emissions at g/km in signed by European car manufacturers and the European Commission is up to now the most important initiative towards limiting CO 2.

  Paris has become a symbol of hope and commitment for the future, as more than countries reached a historic agreement to protect the climate from the most dangerous impacts of . The European Emissions Trading System is the world's first major carbon market and remains the largest one. It regulates about 40% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions and covers approximat power stations and manufacturing plants in the EU. The EU ETS data viewer provides an easy access to emission trading data contained in the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL). The EUTL is a central transaction log, run by the European Commission, which checks and records all transactions taking place within the trading system. The EU ETS data viewer provides aggregated data by country, by main activity type and by year on the verified. In March , the European Commission presented a “new Industrial Strategy” to help Europe’s industry lead the transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.

  At the Summit, leaders from the two powers reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement, and also looked forward to co-hosting, along with Canada, a major ministerial gathering.   These issues can currently be dealt with by implementing slightly more conservative designs, and do not represent barriers to constructing CO2 transport systems today. Implementation and scaling of CO2 pipeline networks in a new arena (e.g. pan-European) and for other CO2 compositions could reveal new challenges. Specifically, according to the commitment of the Kyoto Protocol, emissions from the European Union must be reduced by 20% compared to levels. The effort to achieve these reductions is divided into two large blocks: On the one hand, there are CO2 emissions from the sectors that are most intensive in the use of energy.   By voluntarily implementing this standard, the Lufthansa Group is underlining that the safety of its passengers and employees as always is of top priority. EASA is establishing guidelines that were developed in cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).