03 October 2018

European Parliament keeps CO2 emission targets for cars in the right lane

Today, the European Parliament’s plenary voted on the CO2 targets for passenger cars up to 2030. This builds on its Environment Committee’s vote of September 10th.
17 September 2018
10 September 2018

Good news: European Parliament environment committee directs car CO2 emission targets into the right lane

Today, the European Parliament’s environment committee voted for car CO2 emission targets that will spur major fuel savings for consumers and help roll out clean cars. If confirmed by Parliament’s plenary and EU Member States, this is a huge boost for greener and cheaper driving.

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

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