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Specific CO₂-emission Targets for Passenger Cars and their Role in the Decarbonisation of Passenger Transport in the EU

Specific CO₂-emission Targets for Passenger Cars and their Role in the Decarbonisation of Passenger Transport in the EU

In the frame of this project a short study on the policy instrument of specific CO2-emission targets for car manufacturers in the EU is carried out which analyses and evaluates the policy instrument. The foci of the research are two questions: How did the instrument perform regarding the reductions of specific CO2-emissions of passenger cars? And how much can it contribute to reduce overall CO2-emissions of passenger transport in the EU, so as to contribute to reaching the target of the Paris agreement to stay below a warming of 2°C?

After a short introduction to the corresponding EU regulation the study assesses the manufacturers' performance towards reaching their targets. Furthermore, overall CO2-emissions of passenger transport and their contributing factors are being analysed. In the end, the study examines to which degree the specific CO2-emission targets are suitable as a policy instrument to decarbonise passenger transport in the EU.


Funding
Partner
Duration
July 2017 to August 2017
Project ID
3517
Keywords
Passenger cars, specific emissions, CO2, fleet targets, decarbonisation, passenger transport, EU, assessment, study, Europe