Entries by Ian Skinner

SUPPORTING UGANDA IN ASSESSING ITS EMISSION REDUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS – SUPPORTING UGANDA IN ASSESSING ITS MITIGATION POTENTIAL IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR    Under the so-called “Paris Agreement”, the UN agreement that commits countries to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to mitigate climate change, governments have to commit to reducing their GHG emissions. They do this through the development […]

TEPR SUPPORTS THE COMMISSION TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE TO DECARBONISE TRANSPORT FUELS

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EU LEGISLATION ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE In order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the transport sector, it is necessary to significantly reduce the amount of fossil fuels that the transport sector uses. Indeed, a virtual phase out of the use of fossil fuels will be needed […]

TEPR SUPPORTS EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EU’S ITS POLICY FRAMEWORK

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS – ENSURING THAT THEY SUPPORT LOW CARBON TRANSPORT As digital technology continues to develop, a wider range of intelligent transport systems (ITS) will become available. These will eventually (potentially) lead to the mass deployment of self-drive or autonomous vehicles, which can navigate without the need for a driver. At the same time, […]

TEPR SUPPORTS EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN ENSURING THAT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORTS THE ZERO EMISSION AMBITION

TRANSFORMING THE EU’S TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT LOW CARBON TRANSPORT The development of a coherent, cross-border transport infrastructure network has long been an objective of EU transport policy. Prior to joining the EU, countries had developed their transport infrastructure networks to suit national needs, whereas a pan-European network is needed to support a pan-European, integrated […]

SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON GREENING TRANSPORT

INTEGRATING THE ENVIRONMENT INTO TRANSPORT POLICY The integration of environmental considerations into all areas of policy is important to protect the environment. Environmental problems are increasingly global, with climate change and air pollution caused by similar activities around the world. Hence, there are – at least to some extent – common solutions. In 2019, the […]

IMPROVING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF RAIL FREIGHT IN THE EU

EVALUATING THE RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDORS REGULATION  Railways have the potential to play an important role in an integrated, multi-modal, sustainable transport system. To do so, they must be able to compete with other modes and rail travel across the borders between EU Member States must be as easy as it is for other modes. However, […]

IMPROVING TRANSPORT IN LOW DENSITY AND DEPOPULATING AREAS

ENSURING THAT THE EU POLICY FRAMEWORK SUPPORTS TRANSPORT IN LOW DENISTY AND DEPOPULATING AREAS   From an economic perspective, it is easier to justify the development of transport infrastructure and services in heavily populated areas, than it is in low density and depopulating areas. The latter also tend to be more remote from the major centres […]

FINANCING THE ZERO CARBON TRANSITION

ESTIMATING THE LEVEL OF CITIES’ FINANCE FOR CLIMATE ACTIONS IN TRANSPORT   The transition to a net zero carbon economy will bring multiple benefits, not least in relation to minimising the impacts of climate change, although a substantial amount of investment is needed. Currently, there is still a lot of investment in activities that damage the environment, […]

A SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR EUROPE?

EVALUATING THE EU’s TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER There are many challenges to developing a coherent set of transport policies. We all need transport on a daily basis, as does business for moving around the goods that we all eventually consume. At the same time, there are physical and environmental trade-offs to be made when facilitating travel, […]