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High-level debate in Brussels about Co2 emissions

Top policy-makers and stakeholders gathered at the European Transport Forum in Brussels for a high-level debate on efforts to decarbonise transport across Europe.
European Transport Forum

The European Transport Forum (ETF) is a platform for open debate on the future of European Transport, created by Volvo Group Representation EU.

The theme of the 2016 debate was "Reduction of Co2 emissions from transport: where do we stand?”.

The event brought together over 200 attendants coming from different areas of the transport industry, in addition to members of the EU parliament, EU policy advisers, member states permanent representatives. etc. This year, the European Transport Forum was introduced by the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete and European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc followed by an address by Geneviève Pons-Deladrière, Director, WWF European Policy Office.

Presentations and discussions were anchored in the recently published European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility, the challenges of implementing the COP21 Paris agreement in terms of maximising transport’s contribution to CO2 reduction efforts, and the importance of prioritising the main drivers of emissions reductions.

The panel members on the ensuing debate were:

Ulf Björnholm, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Brussels Office
Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament
Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UPS
Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO, Volvo Group
Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO and Managing General Partner, Michelin

A full report on the ETF - the Memorandum – will be available shortly at www.europeantransportforum.eu.