EU Green Transport Roadmap

The EU has a number of collective environmental targets for the years 2030 and 2050. If these targets are to be reached, and particularly if they are to be achieved in a cost-effective fashion, they will require collective EU solutions such as the EU ETS. However, this is also the case for non-ETS sectors, such as the transport sector, where it is anticipated that the transition to a more energy efficient and decarbonised transport sector will largely be driven by EU policy.

During the upcoming couple of years, a number of important transport related decisions will be taken within the EU. Most prominent among these involves CO2 emission targets for new vehicles after current emissions standards expire for vans in 2020, and cars in 2021.  Once seen as a first mover and leader in terms of emission standards for passenger vehicles, the EU is now starting to lag behind.

The Energy Fund and the Ecological Council have therefore initiated a project with the aim of raising the ambition level for the transport sector in the EU. This is to be achieved by engaging the relevant EU players via two half-day arrangements in Brussels where transport analyses and fact sheets will be presented. The focus will be on presenting and analysing ‘best practices’ within the regulating of the transport sector.

Ea will to contribute to this effort by undertaking a simplified EU version of the Danish Green Roadmap 2030 analysis, which found that A 40% reduction in CO2 emissions from the transport sector in Denmark by 2035 was possible by relying on a mix of currently available technologies, and that the socioeconomic cost of doing so is much lower than earlier anticipated.


The focus of the current project will be on estimating the cost of bringing about a 35-40% CO2 emission reduction in the EU transport sector by 2030 via a range of currently available technologies. These findings will be presented at two half-day events in Brussels in 2017.


The project is carried out from September 2016 to February 2017.




Last update 03-Oct-2017

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Download: EU Green Transport Roadmap



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