In recent years, the EU has strengthened its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aiming to a 40% GHG decrease by 2030 (with respect to 1990 levels) and a 90-95% cut by 2050.
Despite past technological improvements, the transport sector is still responsible for around one-quarter of Europe’s GHG emissions. Furthermore, the EU road transport is accountable for more than 70% of all GHG emissions from transport – and also contributes to the increased concentration of air pollutants (such as NOX and PM) in several European cities. In 2011, the European Commission had already outlined a roadmap to reduced GHG emissions in the transport sector (as part of the Transport White Paper) and, in 2016, adopted a new low-emission mobility strategy, to ensure Europe stays competitive and able to respond to the changing mobility needs.
FSR Transport carries out targeted Executive Seminars on specific topics in road transport regulation.
FSR Transport co-organised its first Road Executive Symposium with DG MOVE in July 2016. Organised jointly by the Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc, the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Insitute (FSR Transport), this executive symposium explored the challenges for EU road transport in the regulatory context with the purpose to prepare for a series of EU Road Transport Initiatives, which concluded with the publication of the EU mobility package.
The workshop on the Competition and Regulatory aspects of Electric Vehicles (EV) Charging, organized jointly by the Energy and Transport Areas of the FSR in January 2017, examined the barriers in the transition from internal combustion engines to electro-mobility. Also, the potential impact of electro-mobility on the European electricity grid was discussed.
The Executive Symposium on Road Safety took place in January 2018, and it was part of the extensive consultation process that the European Commission is undertaking to prepare a strategic EU framework to guide road safety regulation for the period 2020-2030.
Florence Road Forums
The Florence Road Forums are part of the successful series of Transport Forums organised by FSR Transport.
The 1st Florence Road Forum took place in January 2017 and looked at one of the most controversial imperfections of the EU single market for the road transport: social issues, workers’ protection, and letterbox firms were at the core of the debate.
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The Florence Road Forum on January 23rd, 2017 took stock of existing initiatives and looked at new approaches to solving some of the most pressing issues in […] read more
In recent years, the EU has strengthened its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aiming to a 40% GHG decrease by 2030 (with respect […] read more