European Council Adopts Low-carbon Transport Strategy

European transport ministers have adopted a common position on three legislative proposals to reduce emissions in the road, sea and air transport sectors. The plans are part of the EC’s Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce net GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The EC plans to cut emissions from the transport sector, which currently accounts for around a quarter of EU emissions, by 90%. The three proposals consist a draft regulation on deployment of an alternative fuels infrastructure, a proposal to promote the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport, and plans to create a level playing field for a sustainable air transport sector, which aim to increase supply and demand for sustainable aviation fuels.

 

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