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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233828

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 316 496,62

  • EU contribution

    € 940 676

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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."

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

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 176 621

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 997

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 172 932

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233828

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 316 496,62

  • EU contribution

    € 940 676

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany