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Decarbonising Transport in Europe

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The "Decarbonising Transport in Europe" (DTEU) project aims to help the European Union to achieve its CO2 reduction ambitions for the transport sector. The project will provide European policy makers with better quantitative evidence on the actual impact of CO2 mitigation measures. The ITF will develop a suite of advanced models of transport activity in Europe as part of the project. This will allow decision makers to select the most effective policy measures and identify realistic pathways to towards decarbonising transport to 2050.

The DTEU project also encompasses systematic and inclusive policy dialogue. European transport stakeholders will discuss the modelling results regarding the effectiveness of mitigation measures. This dialogue aims to encourage the implementation of collectively-developed mitigation pathways and will bring together European governments, companies, sectoral organisations, multilateral development banks and research institutions.

First model development workshop on urban transport held in February 2019

DTEU First Expert Workshop

As part of the model development phase of the DTEU project, the ITF held the first of two expert workshops in Paris, France, on 31 January and 1 February 2019 (photo). Approximately thirty participants joined from academia, research institutes, and government bodies. Substantive discussions centred on mitigation measures for decarbonising passenger and freight transport in urban areas, as well as how best to incorporate these measures into the ITF’s urban modelling framework. Insights pertained to the composition of optimal policy portfolios, the need to consider current energy production mixes in evaluating mitigation measures, and the scope for interaction effects between measures. Participants also identified relevant literature and data sources, and shared ideas on how to enhance the ITF’s urban passenger and freight models. 

Go to the workshop agenda (PDF)

Second model development workshop on international transport to be held in April 2019

On 8-9 April April 2019, the ITF will hold the second of expert workshop on modelling CO2 mitigation measures in the international passenger and freight sectors. The aim of this workshop will be to develop a list of priority policy measures for mitigating CO2 emissions from international passenger and freight transport and gather input from participants regarding how prioritised policy measures can be incorporated into the ITF’s models.

The DTEU project is part of ITF's Decarbonising Transport initiative.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 831743.