The European Union is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change. The European Green Deal has set ambitious targets: climate neutrality by 2050 & reducing transportrelated greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050. Transport is the only sector in Europe in which emissions have increased in the last decades. Today, transport emissions represent more than 25% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. And European transport needs are expected to grow by 2050, hence the urgency to tackle this issue.
WindEurope welcomes the European Commission roadmap on the Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy and calls for this Strategy to:
- Boost the development of zero-emission vehicles and to be aligned with the European Green Deal & Recovery Plan
- Foster the necessary infrastructure for the uptake of zero-emission transport
- Factor in consumers acceptance and incentives to achieve zero-emission mobility