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Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Transport: Analytical Methods

The Mission of the OECD Programme of Research on Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages (RTR) Programme is to promote economic development in its Member countries by enhancing transport safety, efficiency and sustainability through a co-operative research programme on road and intermodal transport. To achieve this objective, the Programme recommends options for the development and implementation of effective transport policies for Members, and encourages outreach activities for nonmember countries. All 30 OECD Member countries participate in the Programme.

The 1998-2000 Programme of Work included a Working Group on “Analytical Methods of Road Transport Sector Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. The Working Group was chaired by Mr. Jean Delsey (INRETS, France) and the following countries participated in the study: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Working Group investigated recent trends in CO2 emissions from road transport, and reviewed models that have been developed by OECD Member countries to forecast greenhouse gas emissions from road transport. In addition, the Working Group analysed models that have been used to assess policy options to reduce CO2 emissions and provide insight on future developments.

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