Positions 18 Sep 2023

Orientation on CountEmissionsEU Regulation

CER is glad to see carbon accounting on the European decision making agenda thanks to the legislative proposal for the 'CountEmissionsEU' Regulation. For decades CER has been calling for the full implementation of the polluter pays and user pays principles in the transport sector. CountEmissionsEU should be an enabler to internalise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport. With a common reference method, calculation tool and credible databases, CountEmissionsEU should provide clear information on GHG emissions to transport users, consumers and service providers to guide them towards more efficient choices that can reduce their emissions.

With this Orientation Paper, CER calls for higher amibition from the EU co-legislators through mandatory application of CountEmissionsEU, including the whole mobility sector in its scope, and guidance on its use cases such as mandatory carbon labelling of transport services. 

Read more in our full paper below.