Commission Communication presents a wide range of options for reduction of transport emissions

News article 21.07.2016 11.16 fi sv en

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The European Commission has issued its proposal for the climate and energy package until 2030. The package includes an Effort Sharing Decision concerning emissions reductions in the non-emissions trading sector, as well as communication on low-emission transport modes.

In the Effort Sharing Decision, the proposed reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for Finland is 39% of the level in 2005.

- A decision will now be made at the national level on how Finland can cost-effectively achieve the emissions targets. The sectors and actions to be focused on will be specified during the further preparations, Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner notes.

In its Communication, the Commission sets out measures aiming at lower transport emissions. The three main elements of the proposal are: low-emission energy for transport, low- and zero-emission vehicles, and optimised and efficient transport systems.