Zero emissions land freight

Almost two hundred countries committed to reducing greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Their pledge is to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees - and pursue efforts to keep that rise to 1.5 degrees.

To achieve this, systemic changes will need to be made to our transport sector which accounts for more than 26% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Within road transport, heavy duty vehicles account for around a quarter of road transport greenhouse gas emissions - and trucks have not significantly improved their average fuel efficiency in the last 20 years.

How can we fully decarbonise trucks by the middle of this century? What technology and policy options would contribute the most to us achieving our climate targets? More specifically, can we electrify our trucks, power them renewably by hydrogen, or shift the freight onto rail?

Clearly, it’s time to start developing a pathway to zero emission freight - and we need Europe to lead. This Nordic Council of Ministers event, in partnership with T&E, examined pilot projects, discussed their results and engaged high-level decision-makers. See the full programme here.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

PUBLICATION:

Roadmap to climate-friendly land freight and buses in Europe

 

PHOTOS:

Click here to see the photos of the event


When?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 09:00 to 14:00

Where?

Norway house Rue Archimède 17
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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