Mobility  |  Events  |  06.12.2012

Conference: A fair deal for cars

What do cars really cost us? The answer to this question is not directly apparent, and neither who pays for those costs. Therefore, the Greens/EFA group has commissioned a study to investigate this question in more detail. On December 6 2012, the conference 'A Fair Deal for Cars - the external costs of cars in EU-27 ' will provide the forum for the presentation of the study.

Date: Thursday 6 December 2012, 15:00 - 18:00
Venue: European Parliament, Room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels
Language: English

Car use is an important part of daily life in the EU and it clearly creates huge benefits for the users. Naturally there are also costs for car mobility: obvious costs but also less obvious ones, such as costs arising from noise and pollution.  The Greens/EFA group has therefore commissioned a study estimating the magnitude of these hidden costs of car mobility and the ways in which these costs are currently being financed.  At the event they will present the study and discuss the best ways forward to get a FAIR DEAL for all of those who use and pay for car mobility.

The conference will feature two panels, which will be enriched by the contributions of:

  • Michael Cramer MEP
  • Jean Sivardière, president Federation Nationale des Associations des Usagers de Transport
  • Anelia Stefanova, CEE Bankwatch
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director at the European Environment Agency
  • Yves Cochet MEP
  • Kai Schlegelmilch, Green Budget Europe
  • Nina Renshaw, Transport and Environment, T&E
  • Huib van Essen, CE Delft

The event will be followed with a very special 'Sinterklaas reception'

The full program and a registration link can be accessed below.