Presentation on theme: "1 9 November 2011 Heavy Duty Vehicle GHG emissions Philip Owen – DG Climate Action."— Presentation transcript:
1 9 November 2011 Heavy Duty Vehicle GHG emissions Philip Owen – DG Climate Action
2 Political context Sustainable communities February 2011: political commitment by EU Heads of State to reduce emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050 March 2011: roadmap for a competitive low carbon economy in 2050: 80% reduction in emissions March 2011: White Paper on Transport: 60% reduction in emissions by 2050; 20% by 2030 Autumn 2011: energy roadmap
5 How can related GHG emissions be addressed? More efficient vehicles – new engines and designs Cleaner energy – new fuels and propulsion systems More optimal use of transport networks – information and communication systems
6 Which policy tools? No one solution Broad mix of policies will be required Technical innovation May not be able to contribute all improvements Regulation Where market failings occur Price signals Generic and/or specific?
7 Emerging HDV strategy Mix of policy instruments Engine technologies, aerodynamics etc. Eco-driving Pricing Measurement methodology Baseline necessary
8 Conclusion Freight transport is necessary for society and economic growth The challenge is reconciling these necessities with a CO2 reduction target of 60% Innovation and technical development is key but will not alone achieve stated goals Parallel policy instruments are also needed
9 Thank you http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/index_en.htm