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Climate Action


The EU transport sector and its contribution to reaching climate neutrality

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities. The transport sector remains one of the only sectors of the EU economy where emissions are still above 1990 levels. Within this sector, road transport is by far the biggest emitter accounting for more than 70% of all GHG emissions from transport in 2019.

To achieve climate neutrality, we need to reduce transport emissions by 90% by 2050. Road, rail, aviation, and waterborne transport will all have to contribute to the reduction. Achieving sustainable transport means putting users first and providing them with more affordable, accessible, healthier and cleaner alternatives to their current mobility habits.

The Commission’s Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility addresses the broader challenges of the transition to zero-emission mobility and sets out a roadmap for putting European transport firmly on the right track for a sustainable and smart future. It lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises.


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