Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is today in Washington DC at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference. The conference, hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry, was addressed by US President Barack Obama.
Today the European Commission is launching the fifteenth annual EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September), with events in over 2,000 European cities. This includes the organisation of car-free days in a number of European towns. Urban transport accounts for 23% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions and the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages individual changes in mobility habits to reduce emissions in cities. These actions form part of the strategy for low-emission mobility adopted by the Commission on 20 July.