QED Lunch debate - Tightening fuel efficiency standards

The right way forward or a dead end street?

28 November 2012, 12:30 - 15:00, registration and welcome coffee from 08.30

Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels


The transport sector is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The motor industry is vital to employment and to the European economy as a whole. At the same time, road transport is one of the few areas in which emissions are increasing. On 11 July 2012 the European Commission put forward a proposal cutting the average emission from new cars and vans.


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Speaker line-up

Carl Schlyter MEP, Vice-Chair ENVI, shadow rapportuer Reducing CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles

Philip Owen Head of Unit C2 – Transport and Ozone, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Greg Archer Programme Manager - Clean Vehicles, Transport & Environment

Laurianne Krid Policy Director, FiA - Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile

Moderator: Arno Behrens Head of Energy & Research Fellow, CEPS    


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