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Review of decarbonization policies for heavy-duty transport: the ERCST analytical framework
11 11+01:00 May 11+01:00 2023 @ 15:00 - 17:00
This was a hybrid event.
The objective of the ERCST project is to analyze the current pathways emerging from EU policy for decarbonisation of heavy-duty road transportation and propose, if necessary and appropriate, complementary and/or alternative policy pathways. They will be underpinned by the EU objective of climate neutrality stemming from the EU Climate Law.
The EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy formulates the objective of 90% of emission reduction in the transport sector by 2050. It assumes developing many policies and technological solutions along the principle of technological neutrality and phasing out of fossil fuels. None of those policies alone is a silver bullet. Only the deployment of many complementary solutions and creating the space for innovation gives the chance to meet the ambitious decarbonisation targets in line with the European political and legal commitment for the climate neutrality by 2050 stemming from the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Law.
The first report set the ERCST analytical framework and address the following question: what influences the determination of pathways for mobility decarbonization?
It a) identified the desired outcomes that were used in defining the current pathways for mobility decarbonization, b) outlined changes in the economic, political and social environment and c) determined new desired outcomes that need to be considered under current circumstances.