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European assessment of the Transport impacts on climate change and Ozone depletion

Objective

The ATTICA consortium offers to provide the European community with a coherent series of assessments of the impact of transport emissions on climate change and ozone depletion. Three assessments will cover the emissions of single transport sectors, viz. of aviation, shipping, and road and rail traffic. Another assessment deals with metrics that allow describing, quantifying, and comparing in a fair way the effects of the transport emissions in the atmosphere. Finally, a synthesis of the foregoing assessments will be written that will provide the overview of the impacts of the emissions of all transport sectors on climate change and the ozone layer.

For the first time, different modes of transport will be consistently assessed. The consistent assessment allows the interested citizen to estimate in principle their own contribution to environmental problems and to compare it to that of others. Apart from policy and decision makers, the synthesis assessment will help journalists, teachers, and others, to digest the results and to present them in public media, in schools and universities, ensuring wide spread of the results. The assessments and the synthesis report will inform the EU in developing its policy and will strengthen its position in international climate conventions and other international agreements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/ozone depletion
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Germany

Participants (8)

CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 68
Oslo
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
All Saints Building Oxford Road
Manchester
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 7
1072 Blindern Oslo
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
Address
Piazza Vincenzo Rivera 1
Coppito, L'aquila
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House, Whiteknights
Reading