The best way to decarbonise road transport
Transport produces around a quarter of CO2 emissions in the EU. At the IRU-EU conference in Brussels (Belgium) more than 200 representatives of the road transport sector discussed the best way forward to decarbonise road transport more effectively.
The participants stressed the importance of reinvesting toll and tax revenues into road infrastructure and road haulage-related projects, which would in turn help to reduce external transport costs at source.
The Eurovignette in particular should be used as a tool to support the road transport sector’s decarbonisation and safety efforts, and not as an instrument to promote modal shift policies, according to the conference. (ben)