GFE seeks linkage to EC CO2 reduction strategy
As part of the European Commission's development of a strategy
for reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDV), the
Directorate-General for Climate Action held a second and final
stakeholder meeting on 3 July 2012 in Brussels.
As with the first stakeholder meeting, held on 22 February 2012,
the aim was to gather input from stakeholders on the strategy,
which is due to be adopted in 2013, in the context of the ongoing
Along with Green Freight Europe, a large number of HDV
manufacturers, component suppliers, transport operators, logistics
companies and NGOs, as well as a number of representatives of
Member States, attended the event.
Stakeholders were invited to provide their views on:
- The outcome of a public consultation held in 2011 on CO2
emissions from road vehicles;
- The current development of a simulation tool to measure CO2
emissions from HDVs;
- CO2 emission abatement cost curves for HDVs produced by CE
- Each of the main policy options to curb emissions currently
examined by the Commission in the draft Impact Assessment.
The Impact Assessment is expected to be completed by the end of
Green Freight Europe has been recognised by the European
Commission as an important initiative to work in parallel with its
strategy for reducing CO2 emissions from road freight transport.
GFE representatives will be meeting DG CLIMA officials in the
coming weeks to update them on progress and identify where the GFE
Programme can link to the EC strategy proposals to achieve their
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