The ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area’ has recently been published by the EU. This is a white paper about the EU’s strategy regarding competitive, sustainable transport up until the year 2050. During this time greener, cheaper and much more efficient transport will become the norm. One of the key points in the white paper is the banning of all conventional-fuelled cars in all European Cities by 2050.
This campaign is looking at the transport sector globally, and preparing for future challenges and the initiatives which will need to be taken. The European Commission has already adopted 40 initiatives to complete in the next decade. These involve building transport systems to increase mobility, remove barriers in certain areas and improve growth and economy.
The ultimate goal is to cut the carbon emissions caused by transport by 60% by the time 2050 rolls around. They also want to drastically reduce the dependency of Europe on imported oil. Some of the key goals to be achieved by 2050 include:
• Cities free from gas fuelled vehicles
• Using 40% low carbon fuels for aviation, and cutting shipping emissions by 40%
• Shifting 50% of passenger and freight journeys from road to rail and waterborne transport.
• All of these contribute towards a 60% cut in transport emissions by the middle of the century.