Volume 6, Issue 1
Published: February 1, 2012
Cutting emissions from European transport

In a key development for European transport policy, the European Commission (EC) published the White Paper on Transport in 20111.

The paper sets out the overall policy strategy for the coming decades and includes both short and long term targets, up to the year 2050 in some cases. The most important part of this package is the greenhouse gas reduction target2 for transport – it proposes that emissions should be reduced by 20% from 2008 levels by 2030, and by at least 60% from 1990 levels by 2050.

More recently, the European Parliament’s transport committee has asked the EC to set more concrete 2020 targets, suggesting overall CO2 emissions from transport should be cut by 20% from 1990 levels3.

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