How to boost the EU’s economy, energy sovereignty and climate protection through smarter infrastructure spending

The European Commission presented proposals for the 2021-2027 EU budget in May and June 2018. The two main funds relevant to transport spending are the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The transport sector is the EU’s largest source of greenhouse gases, representing 27% of the bloc’s total emissions. The EU must invest in infrastructure that reduces these emissions and sets member states on a trajectory towards achieving their binding 2030 climate targets. T&E's position paper outlines how spending should be used to prioritise zero-emission transport and end support for fossil gas.