Road transport shall cause fewer climate gases
Launch of European academy policy report
VenueHouse of Academies, Bern
Reducing greenhouse gas in transport is particularly challenging. In contrast to progress in other sectors, emissions from road transport remain high. The new report «Decarbonisation of transport: Road transport has a dominant role» by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) makes three policy recommendations to improve the situation: Avoid and curb demand for passenger and freight transport, shift to more energy-efficient transport modes and move to new propulsion systems and fuels based on renewable electricity. These proposed measures are also relevant for Switzerland.
- Konstantinos Boulouchos: ETH Zurich and President of the Energy Commission of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
- François Launaz: President of the Association of Automobile Importers auto-suisse
- Roger Nordmann: Member of the National Council and President of the Committee for Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy UREK/ESPEC
- Benoît Revaz: Director of the Federal Office of Energy BFE/SFOE