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Proposal [...] Setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles, COM(2007) 856 final

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Abstract

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles, COM(2007) 856 final
The internal market comprises an area without internal frontiers in which the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital must be ensured.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was approved on behalf of the European Community by Council Decision 94/69/EC of 15 December 1993 concerning the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, requires all parties to formulate and implement national and, where appropriate, regional programmes containing measures to mitigate climate change. In this respect, the Commission proposed in January 2007 that, in the context of international negotiations, the EU pursues the objective of a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by developed countries by 2020 (compared to 1990 levels) and that the EU should make a firm independent commitment to achieve at least a 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (compared to 1990 levels). This objective was endorsed by the Council and the European Parliament.
One of the implications of those commitments is for all Member States to reduce significantly emissions from passenger cars. Cars are an important part of the everyday lives of a large number of Europeans and the automotive industry is a significant source of employment and growth in many regions of the EU. Car usage also has significant impacts on climate change. Passenger car use accounts for about 12% of overall EU emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas. Improvements in vehicle motor technology, in particular fuel efficiency, have led to a 12.4% fuel efficiency improvement between 1995 and 2004.

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Record Number: 8939 / Last updated on: 2008-01-30
Category: COM DOCUMENT
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