Strategies for reducing CO2 emissions in the transportation sector

With a share of 25 per cent in Europe and around 20 per cent in Germany, the transportation sector is one of the main emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2). Transport-dependent CO2 emissions are expected to increase over the next decades. The substantial drivers are the growth in air transport, international maritime transport and road freight transport. Utilizing the most recent data available, this report identifies key areas that require action and offers several recommendations. It recommends adopting a two-part strategy: on the one hand, support of the post-Kyoto strategy and similar efforts to achieve an international Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that addresses CO2 emissions in all sectors; on the other hand, identification and development of specific instruments to mitigate or reduce transportation emissions over the short- and medium-terms.


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  • Pagination: 39p

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  • Accession Number: 01385582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:01PM