Mobility plays a key role in the EU economy. However, the EU transport sector still relies heavily on fossil fuels and is responsible for one quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — a share that keeps growing. In addition, the sector is a significant source of air pollution despite significant progress achieved since 1990, especially of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), as well as the main source of environmental noise in Europe. Current efforts to limit the sector’s environmental and climate impacts in Europe are not sufficient to meet the EU’s long-term climate and environmental policy objectives.
Emissions from shipping could grow by 250% by 2050 if no action is taken.
Halving shipping’s emissions by 2050 could require $1.4 trillion in investment.
But the scale of this challenge could be big
enough to spur decarbonization across other sectors, too.
In achieving its green commitments, the European Union is paying more and more attention to the transition to railway transport. Currently, a significant part of the domestic freight traffic is carried out by road transport.
With maintaining the same rate of increase in demand for freight transportation, CO2 emissions can reach high values. To prevent this, a method has been developed, that allows supply chains participants to make CO2 emissions a KPI.
The pharmaceutical industry is a key partner in Europe’s fight against disease, developing new treatments and cures for patients across Europe. It is imperative that Europe remains a competitive destination for medical research and development by maintaining, sustaining and developing a predictable, robust regulatory and innovation-supportive incentives environment.
源: European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations