Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Violeta Bulc, responsible respectively for climate action and energy, internal market and industry, and transport, are today hosting a conference in Brussels on the next steps towards decarbonising road transport.
Road transport accounts for nearly 30% of EU energy consumption and is responsible for a fifth of EU's greenhouse gas emissions. The Commissioners will be listening to views from experts, manufacturers and other stakeholders as part of the Commission's work to promote emissions reduction and energy efficiency in transport.
This is part and parcel of the Juncker Commission's Energy Union priority project which takes a comprehensive view on technologically-neutral solutions for decarbonising road transport as well as addressing electricity and other renewable energy sources.
During the conference, the Commissioners will participate in three panels and discuss future challenges with national politicians, industry leaders and representatives of civil society. Conference sessions will also discuss changing behaviour, promoting innovation and the role of the single market.
The conference will be LIVE streamed. To follow on Twitter: #CO2road.
- Publication date
- 18 June 2015
- Directorate-General for Climate Action