Ministers held a policy debate on nitrogen oxide (NOx)
emissions from diesel cars. Ministers considered that efforts should
be made to clarify the application of existing legislation on defeat devices
in order to reduce NOx emissions from vehicles. In parallel, relevant type
approval rules are currently being revised and we are close to the
introduction of mandatory 'real driving emissions' tests.
ministers discussed the contribution of the EU to the ongoing talks in ICAO on
a global market-based measure to cut CO2
emissions from international aviation, in preparation of the next ICAO
Assembly. The Council also took note of progress made on a proposal to revise
the current regulatory framework on aviation safety, which
includes the first-ever EU-wide rules on the use of drones and important
new provisions on safety-related security matters.