Green Transport the way to go for EU Policy Makers

The ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area’ has just been published by the EU, more specifically The ‘Transport 2050 Road Map’ is a document that looks into the future of the European Unions direction for what they call ‘sustainable and competitive transport’ that is intended to be a ‘White Paper’ on how they see the future of transport all the way up to 2050.

The basic idea is a blueprint of how the see the development of green transport over the next three decades, with the ultimate aim of seeing no petrol or diesel powered cars on the roads by 2050.

This White Paper campaign takes a global look at developments in the transport sector, at its future challenges and at the policy initiatives that need to be considered.

The European Commission adopted a roadmap of what it considers the main 40 concrete initiatives that will roll out over the coming 10 years which will see the removal of any obstacles to a greener transport future.

At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe’s dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050.

By 2050, key goals will include:

• No more conventionally-fuelled cars in cities.

• 40% use of sustainable low carbon fuels in aviation; at least 40% cut in shipping emissions.

• A 50% shift of medium distance intercity passenger and freight journeys from road to rail and waterborne transport.

• All of which will contribute to a 60% cut in transport emissions by the middle of the century.