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09.10.2018 10:28
Minister Neno Dimov will participate in the meeting of the EU Council on Environment
Bulgaria will raise the issue of introducing measures against air pollution due to the expected influx of used cars from countries where diesel cars are banned

  • Within the Council, Member States will debate the targets set for reducing carbon emissions by 2030.
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The Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov will participate in the meeting of the EU Environment Council, which will be held in Luxembourg on October 9, 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Waters (MOEW) announced.

In the framework of the Council, on the initiative of Minister Dimov, Bulgaria, supported by Poland and Slovakia, will bring to the attention of the EU Environment Ministers and the European Commission the issue of taking action against air pollution in relation to the expected influx of used cars from Member States with high average per capita income to those with lower numbers as more and more cities in Western Europe are introducing bans on diesel cars due to their increased emissions.
The Council's agenda envisages the adoption of a common position for EU countries under the Regulation laying down emission standards for new passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles. Member States will debate the targets for reducing carbon emissions by 2030 and the mechanism for stimulating zero and low emission cars. The European Parliament adopted its position on 4 October 2018, laying down the extremely ambitious target of a 40% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. At the initiative of the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Four - Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic which Bulgaria will join, our country will support in determining the emission reduction, take into account the socio-economic element and would not accept a reduction of more than 30%.
The Council will adopt Conclusions setting out the key elements of the EU's negotiating position for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in Poland this December.
Ministers are also expected to adopt EU Council Conclusions on the EU position on the forthcoming UN Framework Convention on Biological Diversity meetings in November. The document presents the long-term vision of the Union for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation.

TAGS: emissions | diesel cars | targets | Council | Environment 

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