Policy event: Post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans

The Permanent Representations to the EU of the Netherlands, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have the pleasure of inviting you to an open debate on Post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans on 6 June from 14:00-16:30.

In November 2017 the European Commission published a proposal for CO2 standards for passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles for the period post-2020.

The organizers would like to offer a platform  for a public debate on the following aspects:

- Is this Commission proposal consistent with the Paris Agreement goals?

- Is the cost-effective CO2 reduction potential for cars and vans fully used? Will it represent a fair share in reaching the national reduction targets under the recently adopted effort sharing regulation?

- Will this proposal deliver the needed real world CO2 reductions? Does it provide the guarantees that will bring back consumer confidence? Will it sufficiently incentivize manufacturers to provide the zero and low-emission vehicles required for a speedy transition to low-carbon mobility?

The event brings together policymakers, scientists, NGOs and industry to analyze and discuss these questions and to identify opportunities for improving the European Commission’s proposal in a way that will benefit both the European citizens and consumers, the European economy and European climate action.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

You can register for the event by e-mail: BRE-IenM-RSVP@minbuza.nl


14:00 Registration and coffee

14:30 Introduction by the representatives of France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands

14:45 Richard Smokers (TNO) on “room for improvement”

15:00 Miriam Dalli MEP – ENVI rapporteur remarks

15:15 Moderated discussion with contributions from institutional players and stakeholders.

16:15 Drinks and networking


The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union

4-10, Avenue de Cortenbergh