The European Environment Agency (EEA) has commissioned the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at Oxford, to provide expert assistance in the area of transport, emissions and the environment within a five year framework programme.
The TSU has worked closely with the European Environment Agency on the TERM report 'Climate for a Transport Change' and 'Success Stories on Reducing the Climate Impacts of Transport'. Work has also been completed for the European Environment Agency on the Drivers of Change, and the current project is developing transport scenarios (with The UK Transport Research Laboratory) with the aim of identifying the key issues surrounding the long term objectives for a sustainable transport system and to see how technologies that might be available in 2050 can contribute to meeting sustainability goals. It is focusing on two situations: one on the city and short distance travel, and the other on long distance and international travel and trade. This work is being run through a series of expert workshops which will examine and consult on different policy packages and pathways for the future.
Major contributions to:
- Expert Advice to the European Environment Agency, carbon reductions policy in transport, including best practice examples across the EU (2007)
- Contribute to the 2007 European Environment Agency TERM (Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism) report (2007)
- Updating a series of EEA common set of indicator facts sheets on passenger transport, energy and external costs (2007)
- Beyond transport policy - exploring and managing the external drivers of transport demand (2008)
- Success stories within the road transport sector on reducing greenhouse gas emission and producing ancillary benefits (2008)
- EEA Transport Scenarios: Images of sustainable transport in Europe by 2050 (2010)
Also a series of presentations at stakeholder meetings in Copenhagen.