Decarbonization
Development of green economy implies reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to the transition to renewable energy sources (RES) and low-carbon means of transport.
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10 publications
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Article
09.25.2020
Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Commission Proposes 2021 To Be the European Year of Rail

The EU Commission has proposed to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport

Report
08.07.2020
Report
08.07.2020
Global Transport: What Does the Future Hold Beyond COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector with all the modes of transport, primarily air and maritime ones, experiencing a strong deterioration in activity at the global level. However, some markets, for instance rail freight between China and Europe, are benefiting from the situation. The report by COFACE credit insurance company titled «Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?» analyzes the current state of the global transport sector suffering a heavy blow from the pandemic and presents three scenarios for the recovery of the sector.
Article
04.30.2020
Horizon 2020: a look at the EU’s flagship rail projects
As it reaches its final year, Horizon 2020 continues to support research and innovation projects across the European Union. How has it helped advance the bloc’s rail infrastructure, what have its successes been and what more can be expected?
Article
07.11.2019
How to Make CO2 a KPI for Freight Transportation
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.
Article
02.03.2020
Transport: increasing oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions hamper EU progress towards environment and climate objectives
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.
European Environment Agency
Article
01.19.2020
Freight’s role in zero carbon emissions - ERFA
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.
Article
01.22.2020
How decarbonizing shipping could unlock a global energy transition
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.