Synthesis Report on The Future of European Long-distance Transport (Interview Meetings on Long Distance Transport and Global Warming)

15-10-2008

Long distance transport will face some serious challenges during the next 20-40 years regarding sustainability, oil dependency and accessibility. This study is geared towards exploring the inevitable challenges facing internal European transport in order to achieve a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions and 80% reduction in oil consumption. It aims at giving an idea of the magnitude of change that is needed if targets are to be reached by assessing and illustrating potential options for policy packages and technologies in different situations, comprising the infrastructure establishment need that will facilitate a shift towards sustainable transport and promote the use of new technologies and prudent transportation. The project explores three main option settings: (i) Strong and rich High-Tech Europe; (ii) Slow and reflexive lifestyles; (iii) Contrast-image: Economic pressure and expensive energy.

Long distance transport will face some serious challenges during the next 20-40 years regarding sustainability, oil dependency and accessibility. This study is geared towards exploring the inevitable challenges facing internal European transport in order to achieve a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions and 80% reduction in oil consumption. It aims at giving an idea of the magnitude of change that is needed if targets are to be reached by assessing and illustrating potential options for policy packages and technologies in different situations, comprising the infrastructure establishment need that will facilitate a shift towards sustainable transport and promote the use of new technologies and prudent transportation. The project explores three main option settings: (i) Strong and rich High-Tech Europe; (ii) Slow and reflexive lifestyles; (iii) Contrast-image: Economic pressure and expensive energy.

Autor externo

Ida Leisner, Anders Jacobi and Per Kaspersen (Danish Board of Technology, Copenhagen, Danemark)