TEPR Projects: EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050
The two ‘Routes to 2050’ projects were undertaken by a consortium led by AEA. Ian Skinner of TEPR was the original project manager of the first project whilst he was at AEA and continued to be the project’s technical lead after he had formed TEPR; TEPR was a sub-contractor for the second project.
The first project ran from December 2008 to June 2010, while the follow-up began in January 2011 and lasted for 15 months. When the first project was launched, EU policy was focusing on the needs of the next 10 years. However, with respect to the need to mitigate climate change, there was already a recognition of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) substantially in the longer-term – by at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.
Hence, the first ‘Routes to 2050’ project started to consider the long-term policy framework that might be needed for the transport sector in order to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gases to these levels. In addition to AEA, the project also involved TNO, CE Delft, ISIS and Milieu. More information on the second project can be found on the separate project page.
The first project was divided into three distinct parts. The first consisted of the production of a couple of papers that set out the wider context:
The second part of the project looked at the options for reducing GHG emissions from transport, where ‘options’ were defined as the technical or operational means through which GHG emissions might be reduced. This resulted in the production of a number of papers:
The third part of the project analysed the policy measures that might be introduced to promote the uptake of the various options. Again, this part of the project produced a series of papers:
In parallel, a number of additional reports were undertaken on specific aspects of GHG emissions reduction from transport:
Each of these reports was presented in a draft format to a stakeholder workshop before being finalised. All of the analysis was brought together in the project’s Final Report.