The average CO2 emissions of new light-duty vehicles registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 stayed well below the applicable targets, according to final data published by the European Environment Agency. However, average CO2 emissions of both new passenger cars and new vans increased compared to 2017. Manufacturers will have to significantly reduce emissions of their fleet to meet the stricter targets that apply from this year on.
The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. Emissions reported by 11,600 ships have added up to over 138 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in that year, representing 3.7% of total EU CO2 emissions according to the European Environment Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions data.
The Commission invites all stakeholders and citizens to submit views on the EU’s new adaptation strategy in view of increasingly frequent and intense climate change impacts.