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9 November 2011 Heavy Duty Vehicle GHG emissions Philip Owen – DG Climate Action. February 2011 : political commitment by EU Heads of State to reduce emissions by 80-95\% below 1990 levels by 2050 March 2011 : roadmap for a competitive low carbon economy in 2050: 80\% reduction in emissions

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political context
February 2011: political commitment by EU Heads of State to reduce emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050

March 2011: roadmap for a competitive low carbon economy in 2050: 80% reduction in emissions

March 2011: White Paper on Transport: 60% reduction in emissions by 2050; 20% by 2030

Autumn 2011: energy roadmap

Political context

Sustainable communities

eu27 reference scenario
EU27 reference scenario

Source: PRIMES modeling for Commission Impact Assessments

eu27 reference scenario tonne km
EU27 reference scenario: tonne-km

Source: PRIMES modeling for Commission Impact Assessments

how can related ghg emissions be addressed
How can related GHG emissions be addressed?

More efficient vehicles – new engines and designs

Cleaner energy – new fuels and propulsion systems

More optimal use of transport networks – information and communication systems

which policy tools
Which policy tools?

No one solution

Broad mix of policies will be required

Technical innovation

May not be able to contribute all improvements

Regulation

Where market failings occur

Price signals

Generic and/or specific?

emerging hdv strategy
Emerging HDV strategy

Mix of policy instruments

Engine technologies, aerodynamics etc.

Eco-driving

Pricing

Measurement methodology

Baseline necessary

conclusion
Conclusion

Freight transport is necessary for society and economic growth

The challenge is reconciling these necessities with a CO2 reduction target of 60%

Innovation and technical development is key but will not alone achieve stated goals

Parallel policy instruments are also needed

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Thank you

http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/index_en.htm

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