EU can reduce transport emissions 89% by 2050

The EU can reduce its emissions from the transport sector by 89 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, a new study by AEA for the European Commission shows. In order to achieve such a reduction, all existing technologies as well as demand-reducing and behavioural strategies would need to be employed.

According to the AEA, implementation of all existing technical options, including the extensive use of biofuels, can reduce emissions from transport by 36 per cent by 2050. To achieve an 89 per cent reduction, a range of non-technical measures would also be needed, including fiscal and spatial planning changes.

Source: AEA press release, 2 September 2010.

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