European decision makers should support a review of the test cycle to better reflect real-driving conditions and ensure that CO2 saving technologies are adequately reflected in official CO2 emissions data.
Speaking on Thursday (28 January), Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was in favour of public country by country reporting as long as the Commission's risk assement concludes that it won't damage competitiveness or hinder investment.
Global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion people today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. This means that the world will need 60% more food and 30% more water for agriculture.
The European Commission hopes that its Energy Union strategy will make the EU's energy supply more secure, affordable and climate-friendly. But the energy market is highly fragmented, and focused on national interests.
The air transport industry is a catalyst for economic growth and social development. The aviation sector generates more than 3 million jobs in the European Union (EU) while the air transport industry supports more than €675 billion in GDP in Europe.
SPECIAL REPORT/ China should commit to faster decarbonisation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Taiwan’s Environment Minister has said, after the two countries reached a diplomatic rapprochement.
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. Amongst young people, those pursuing an entrepreneurial career are naturally inclined to seek solutions in order to defy challenges.
At the start of 2015, the European Commission shared some sobering statistics. As the world’s largest energy importer, the EU imports 53% of its energy. Ninety-four percent of its transport relies on oil, of which 90% is imported.
One year ago, the Luxleaks scandal revealed the existence of unfair tax practices between some EU Governments and multinationals. Under the impulse of the S&D Group, the European Parliament voted on 6 key measures to fight aggressive tax planning in the EU.
Ahead of the climate summit in Paris, EPP Group MEPs Krisjanis Karins of the Industry Committee and Peter Liese of the Environment Committee say it is possible to reach an effective agreement to stop global warming by using incentives to encourage citizens and businesses to become more energy-efficient.