Traffic speed is a key variable in transport policy. Speed plays a dominant role in a string of transport indicators such as mobility demand, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise, safety and congestion. This short paper takes reducing CO2 emissions as a primary angle.
Brussels, 4 July 2005 - Two environmental thematic strategies due to be presented by the European Commission in July - air quality and marine protection - have been officially removed from the EU agenda and postponed until an unspecified date. The decision has been taken by EU Commission President Barroso.
Final report based on the conclusions of the Greening Motorways of the Sea Conference in Stockholm, April 2005. This report discusses the feasibility of introducing a distance-related en-route charge for shipping in the Baltic Sea.
The Clean Ship is an integrated approach to sustainable shipping. Integrated has a double meaning. First of all, it means tackling all social and environmental costs from 'cradle to grave'. Secondly, it means that a participatory process is needed to bring together various stakeholders who have a role to play in making this vision a reality.