Friday, June 23, 2006

Better Mobility for Sustainable Urban Life

A short report from the European Union Committee -Better Mobility for Sustainable Urban Life - discusses transport, pollution, and urban sustainability:

"Green house gas emissions (GHG) have increased constantly in the transport sector over recent years. This sector is responsible for 31% of energy consumption and 21% of European GHG emissions.

This concerns European urban areas where 80% of citizens live. A shift towards environmentally friendly modes of transport is the key solution, and public transport plays a crucial role: it consumes less energy, uses less space and is less damaging to the urban environment.

Position on the European Climate Change Programme and the Green Paper on Energy Efficiency - The role of public transport to reduce GHG emissions and improve energy efficiency."

Download pdf on the role of public trnasport

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