Within the framework of climate change policy, special attention is paid to road transport. Given the uptrend in registration figures for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, especially heavy goods vehicle traffic has to be seen as a cause for the increase in GHG emissions.
By contrast, Germany’s government has set itself the target to reduce GHG emissions by a total of 40% until 2020 and by 90 % until 2050. As the respective legal and regulatory measures are coming into effect, sufficient forward planning will be needed for their implementation. But also the fleet change over time has to be taken into account, given that the service life of vehicles licensed today and in the future is rather increasing.
These and other key issues will be the focus at the close of the 13th International Conference for Biofuels, which will be held from 18 – 19 January 2016 in Berlin. Under the heading “Climate protection targets and the implementation in the transport sector”, the needs and strategies for climate protection in transport will be addressed in the light of the results of the G7 summit in Elmau and the UN climate summit in Paris. As another option for advancing climate protection in a timely manner, there will also be a focus on the introduction of emissions trading in the transport sector as well as on the potentials for reducing CO2 emissions by lowering so-called “upstream emissions” in crude oil processing.
In view of the ongoing discussion on the real fuel consumption of vehicles, the debate on the compliance with the maximum emission levels of 95 grams CO2 per kilometer for newly registered vehicles by 2020 is gaining futher relevance. The conference will shed light on the contribution climate protection in transport can make from the perspective of the automotive industry and examine instruments and fiscal frameworks from the point of view of an NGO.
The special forums will be offered on biomethane in the transport sector. The full programme with 14 different sessions and more than 60 speakers is available on www.fuels-of-the-future.com