08 November 2017

EU proposal on CO2 targets for cars not going the full mile

06 November 2017

Serious CO2 targets needed for more clean cars to reach consumers, research shows

This week, the European Commission will issue a proposal on new CO2 targets for passenger cars. New research shows that ambitious CO2 targets are needed to increase the numbers of electric vehicles on our roads in the 2020s.
07 September 2017

Eleventh hour for Volkswagen to shift into gear towards consumers

National consumer authorities and the European Commission today sent a letter to Volkswagen to urge them to improve and speed up their recall measures.

Our work areas

Consumers are increasingly willing to buy sustainable products, especially energy-efficient ones, in order to minimise their impact on the environment. All too often though, confusing information and a great variety of industry claims make this difficult. What makes it even more complicated is the lack of enough sustainable products in EU shops and that they are barely identifiable.

Our objectives

  • Improve the sustainability of products by reducing their impact on the environment
  • Give consumers the possibility to make informed and sustainable choices between different products using independent and verified labels (such as the Ecolabel). Unsustainable products to be taken off the market
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of transport in Europe while ensuring consumers benefit from improved information and cost reductions


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The European Consumer Organisation
Europäischer Verbraucherverband
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Rue d'Arlon, 80 Bte 1 
B - 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 93
E-mail: sustainability@beuc.eu

Sylvia Maurer
ANEC/BEUC Ecodesign Project Coordinatorpicture
ANEC/BEUC Ecodesign Project Coordinator
Aline Maigret
EU Ecolabel Coordinatorpicture
EU Ecolabel Coordinator
Blanca Morales
Senior Sustainable Transport Officerpicture
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer
Dimitri Vergne
Johannes Kleis
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Communications Officer
Pauline Constant
Carmen Martin