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Background to the first project and its objectives

The EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050? project was funded by the European Commission's DG Climate Action (formerly part of DG Environment) and was organised around the following themes:

1) Transport trends and drivers: How is transport demand influenced by the wider economy and wider trends?

2) What level of GHG emissions from the transport sector would be likely to be compatible with the EU's long term GHG reduction goals? What is the optimal timing for actions to achieve these?

3) How much GHG emission reduction is technology likely to be able to deliver and what other actions will be needed? What will the overall costs to society be for these actions?

4) How can likely changes in transport type and structure affect the sector's GHG emissions?

5) What policy framework is needed over the short, medium and longer term to ensure the compatibility of EU transport sector emissions with long term climate goals?

An important element of the project was a pro-active engagement of European stakeholders and experts. This was important to cross-check the data and analysis and canvass views on how transport's GHG emissions might evolve in the longer term. This engagement took the form of a limited number of large stakeholder events and a series of smaller more focussed meetings on key issues. 

The project was completed in June 2010, with information on meetings held as part of the work provided on the project's website from the Events page and the papers and reports produced available from the Reports page.  


The contribution of transport to GHG emissions 
Background to the second project and its objectives 


Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2011