SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY VISION FOR 2050

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SECTOR BY 2050

Europe’s cities are often congested, polluted and noisy places to be, largely due to high levels of road traffic. Inter-urban roads are also increasingly congested with the result that pollution and noise from road transport is becoming increasingly widespread in rural areas, which also adversely affects farmland, conservation areas and wildlife. The transport is also a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions (particularly carbon dioxide), which contribute to global warming and climate change.

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MODAL SHIFT FOR CLEANER TRANSPORT

THE FUTURE OF EU MODAL SHIFT POLICY

In order to improve the environmental performance of transport, it is necessary to take a range of actions. The performance of vehicles and fuels needs to be improved, while the most appropriate mode of transport should be used for every journey. This means that more journeys should be undertaken with public transport and by walking and cycling. In short, policies need to promote modal shift.

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INFORMING CONSUMERS OF CARS’ FUEL CONSUMPTION

PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE FUEL ECONOMY AND CO2 EMISSIONS OF CARS IN THE UK

The fuel economy of cars is improving and certain measures are important in helping consumers make the right decisions about choosing their next car. Since 2001, a fuel economy label has to be placed on, or near new cars in car showrooms, and this information also needs to be provided to consumers in other ways. TEPR has been involved with the evaluation of the implementation of these actions in the UK.  

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MEASURES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE CYCLING

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CYCLING IN CITIES: DEVELOPING GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Cycling is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport. Recently the European Commission (DG MOVE) commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU. TEPR is delighted to be working alongside FGM-AMOR with Ricardo Energy & Environment in developing these guidelines, which include the preparation of case studies from 20 cities across the EU.

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TRANSPORT AND AIR QUALITY

REDUCING AIR POLLUTION FROM TRANSPORT – TIME TO CLEAR THE AIR!

With the UK’s Government’s new Clean Air Strategy expected soon, the Campaign for Better Transport has published a new report on reducing air pollution from transport. The report, co-authored by TEPR’s Ian Skinner, makes recommendations for national and local action.

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OSLO, EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL 2019 AND LEADER IN ELECTROMOBILITY

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ELECTROMOBILITY IN OSLO

As the shortlist for the 2020 European Green Capital Award is announced, we take a look at electromobility in next year’s European Green Capital, Oslo. While elsewhere in Europe, countries and cities are taking the first steps towards electromobility, Oslo justifiably refers to itself as the electric vehicle capital of the world.  

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GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR TRANSPORT

NEW GUIDELINES TO HELP PUBLIC AUTHORITIES BUY GREEN VEHICLES

Public authorities within Europe can make a significant contribution to improving resource efficiency and to the low carbon economy by purchasing more environmentally friendly goods and services. This is known as Green Public Procurement (GPP) or green purchasing. 

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HAVE YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR RECENTLY?

 

AND DO YOU LIVE IN THE UK?

If, so, we’d like your help. TEPR is currently involved in a project looking at the awareness and effectiveness of the information tools used to communicate the fuel economy and CO2 emissions of new cars to potential car buyers.

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TOWARDS LOW AND ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES IN EUROPE

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CLEAN VEHICLES AND A LOW CARBON ECONOMY

Now that the international climate change talks have finished, with some issues relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement having been resolved, policy attention turns back to the EU level. On 8th November 2017, the European Commission published its ‘Clean Mobility’ package, which contained important proposals that will contribute to reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as air pollutant emissions, from transport. 

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TRANSPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

DECARBONISATION OF EU TRANSPORT

The next edition of the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany from 6th – 17th November. The Government of Fiji is presiding over the meeting (known as COP23) where countries come together to continue their efforts to combat climate change and to adapt to its effects.*

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