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Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions of transport beyond 2020: linking R&D, transport policies and reduction targets

Objective

"In early 2007 the EU adopted the objective to limit climate change to 2 degrees Celsius. More specific, the European leaders defined a target to reduce greenhouse gases by at least -20% until 2020, or -30% if an international agreement is achieved, compared with the emission levels of 1990. Until 2050 the reductions of the EU emissions should reach -60 to -80%. Transport currently contributes about 27% of the total EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a baseline scenario this share is expected to grow due to continued strong growth of transport demand, in particular of freight transport and air passenger transport, and slower efficiency improvements than for other GHG emitting sectors. The existing GHG reduction targets do not force reductions of the transport sector, though for specific modes like air transport the planned inclusion into the European emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) will indirectly impose targets for these modes in a few years. Thus it is obvious that in the future (1) the transport sector will have to contribute to GHG emission reductions such that (2) reduction targets for the different transport modes have to be anticipated and (3) aligned R&D strategies and transport policies have to be developed to efficiently and effectively meet these reduction targets for the medium to longterm. The GhG-TransPoRD proposal aims to contribute to the development of a R&D strategy for the EU to reduce the GHG emissions of the different transport modes (road, rail, air and shipping) linking this R&D strategy with the available policy measures. Thus the proposal supports the FP7 objective to develop integrated, ""greener"" and smarter transport systems."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 322 874
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert

Participants (4)

TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 252
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Maffii (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 176 621
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tobias Wiesenthal (Mr.)
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 997
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Kessel Lo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Griet De Ceuster (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 932
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)