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Kick-off year : 2009 Title : GHG-TransPoRD - Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions of transport beyond 2020 Programme : 7th framework program Status : Completed Link :

GHG-TransPoRD - Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions of transport beyond 2020: linking R&D, transport policies and reduction targets is a research project financed by the European Commission under FP7.

The project aims at developing an integrated European strategy that links R&D efforts with other policies and measures to achieve substantial GHG emission reductions in transport that are in line with the overall targets of the EU. As part of this strategy, the project will propose GHG reduction targets for transport as a whole as well as for each transport mode for 2020 and 2050.

The project will backcast from existing GHG emission reduction targets set at the level of the overall economy to the contribution required from the transport sector. As a starting point GHG-TransPoRD will describe the European innovation system of the transport sector considering the global context as well. At the same time it will analyse the GHG emission mitigation potentials offered by a broad portfolio of transport technologies and measures. The desk research will be complemented by a model-based comparison of ambitious technology pathways with present policies and measures. This will also reveal areas with a largely under-exploited mitigation potential. GHG-TransPoRD will then further assess the R&D and other measures that can mobilise additional reduction potentials so as to achieve GHG emission reductions in line with the overall EU commitments until 2050.

The project is supported by a Stakeholder Council and regular project workshops to communicate findings and invite the transport community to become involved. It participates to a cluster of EU research projects on the topic of mitigation of climate change impacts of transport.

The GHG-TransPoRD project runs over 24 months starting in October 2009 and is coordinated by Fraunhofer-ISI. Scientific work is carried out by a consortium of five partners involving TRT from Italy, EC IPTS from Spain, TML from Belgium, ITS – University of Leeds from the United Kingdom and Fraunhofer-ISI from Germany.


UIRR’s role: Member of the Stakeholder Council