CO2 emissions from M1 vehicles – Implementation of Decision 1753/2000/EC (Service Contract 070402/2006/452060/MAR/C3)

Background and tasks

Emissions from passenger cars are one of the major contributors to total GHG emissions. Therefore the Community has launched in 1995 a strategy to CO 2 emissions from passenger cars which addresses the exhaust gas emissions. The automotive industry has committed to this strategy and therefore the CO 2 emissions have to be monitored and annual reports on the progress made have to be submitted to the Council and the European Parliament by the Commission. The monitoring system is based on Decision 1753/2000/EC that obliges Member States to provide statistical data for tracking the evolution of average new car CO 2 emissions.

Objectives and expected results

The objective of the service contract is to assist the Commission in the monitoring of the car associations CO2 commitments.

The monitoring will take place within a three step procedure:

  • Member States deliver data in accordance with Decision 1753/2000/EC
  • The associations and the Commission draft “Joint Reports”
  • Based on these “Joint Reports”, the Commission drafts a Communication to the Council and the European Parliament.

The main tasks to be carried out by Oekopol within this process are:

  • Contribution to the collection (e. g. design of appropriate templates), processing and evaluation of the data delivered by Member States for the respective reporting year
  • Contributions to the drafting of the “Joint Reports” to be made for the respective reporting yearIncorporation of delivered data in the existing databank used for data collection
  • Contribution to the improvement of the quality of data delivered by Member States e. g. by carrying out in-depth assessments of the methodologies used in a number of key countries
  • Contribution to the improvement of comparability between Member States data and car manufacturers associations data providers
  • Performance of software updates


Stephanie Schilling

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