Sustainable mobility: what Europe can do

Published on Thursday, 3 May 2018

Cutting emissions in the transport sector is a priority for Europe. We therefore urgently need to outline policy strategies that will ensure that this is done. This will be the talking point at the “Cleaning up Europe’s transport sector: which strategies?” meeting which starts at 1:00 pm in Brussels on Thursday, 3 May. Organised by the European economics think-tank Bruegel, the event will also be streamed live.

The keynote speaker is Enel CEO Francesco Starace, while Bruegel Research Fellow Simone Tagliapietra will be presenting the findings from his “Addressing Europe’s Failure to Clean up the Transport Sector” research and Bruegel’s Deputy Director Maria Demertzis will make the welcoming remarks.

The event is the result of a stark statistic: between 1990 and 2015, greenhouse emissions in the European Union dropped significantly in all sectors (industry, building, energy), except for transport, in which they actually increased by 20%. The blame for this can be laid mostly at the door of road transport and so it is on this area that Bruegel’s recommendations for the European policy-makers will primarily focus.

Watch the event on demand here.