Transport: evolving EU policy towards a 'hard-to-abate' sector

Dyrhauge, Helene and Rayner, Tim (2023) Transport: evolving EU policy towards a 'hard-to-abate' sector. In: Handbook on European Union Climate Change Policy and Politics. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 305-320. ISBN 9781789906974

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Transport has been dependent on fossil fuels since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The growth in traffic, especially due to EU liberalisation, has led to increased air pollution. although the EU has adopted different market-based mechanisms to reduce negative environmental externalities from transport continued transport growth has eliminated the effect of these policy measures. Thus, transport represents an acute challenge for the EU if it is to meeting its 2050 climate goals. The different transport modes face different challenges and some transport modes like road and rail are closer to meeting the targets compared to aviation and waterborne transport. Overall, this chapter identifies the key challenges in decarbonising transport by emphasising the deeply embedded path dependencies in the fossil fuel infrastructure that surround all transport modes and analyses the role of actors, both policy-makers and external stakeholders, in creating a new low carbon path for EU transport policy.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Science, Society and Sustainability
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2023 23:34
DOI: 10.4337/9781789906981.00035


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