Spain cedes to industry pressure over environmental labelling for cars

Car industry pressure has delayed by at least two years the Spanish government’s plans to update car labelling in order accurately to reflect vehicles’ environmental impact and to assist... Read more

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Commission beefs up green criteria for IPCEIs

Innovative cross-border projects backed by member states are unlikely to be approved by the European Commission if they ‘do significant harm’ to the environment, according to updated rules unveiled on Thursday.


Shipping sector must aim for short-term emissions cuts in IMO talks, campaigners say

The shipping sector has an “absolutely desperate” need for short-term emissions cuts, campaign groups have urged as crunch climate talks at the International Maritime Organization get underway.


COP26: Commission official says maritime emissions belong in NDCs

A European Commission official has countered criticism of proposals to extend the EU emissions trading system to international shipping and argued that nationally determined contributions should include measures “for a real transition” in the maritime sector.


COP26: Majority of EU states absent from clean vehicles pledge

Germany’s outgoing transport minister has doubled down on his opposition to a pledge unveiled at COP26 to stop selling cars with internal combustion engines by 2035, signed by just 12 EU member states.


COP26: Global transport sectors must ‘change their attitude’, Timmermans says

Climate commissioner Frans Timmermans has defended the extra-territorial reach of proposed EU carbon pricing measures while singling out the global aviation and maritime sectors as laggards in terms of paying for their greenhouse gas emissions.

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