With transport being responsible for about 20% of the EU’s total CO2 emission, the decarbonisation of transport is a crucial area for EU regulation in order for the Union to achieve its climate goals. We are delighted to welcome Peter Vis, Adviser, DG MOVE, to share his views on this ongoing project.
Adviser DG MOVE | European Commission
Since late 2015 Peter Vis is an Adviser at the European Commission in DG MOVE (Transport & Mobility). He now specialises in the decarbonisation of transport. Prior to that he was the EU Visiting Fellow for 2014-15 at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, UK. There he co-edited a book entitled "EU Climate Policy Explained" published by Routledge (still in print). He has worked for the European Commission in Brussels for 26 years, mostly in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and taxation. From 2010-2014 he was Head of Cabinet to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard. He worked in the Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy from 2007-2010. Prior to that, he worked for HM Customs & Excise (now HM Revenue & Customs) in the UK. He graduated from Cambridge University, UK, with a Master of Arts degree in History (1986).