Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions caused by truck transport have long been left unregulated both in the United States and the European Union, but recent U.S. measures are challenging EU lawmakers.
The European Commission’s newly released White Paper on Energy outlines a strategy that calls for an increased, consolidated role for Brussels to resolve tensions on energy supply security.
Carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation and maritime transport account for 2 and 2.7 percent of overall global emissions respectively, and are rapidly increasing.
Transportation greenhouse gas emissions represent a common challenge to the United States and European Union in transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
While climate change presents common threats to the security, economy, and environment of the European Union and United States, Brussels and Washington have taken significantly different approaches to capping greenhouse gas emissions.
Jessica T. Mathews, Tom Burke and Laurence Tubiana on what the EU and the U.S. need to do to address climate change.