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Welcome to the website for the EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050 project

This website covers work undertaken as part of two projects funded by the European Commission: DG Climate Action, which aimed to, among other things, stimulate a debate about the actions that need to be taken in the medium- to long-term (particularly between 2020 and 2050) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in the EU.

The first EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050? project was completed in June 2010, however a new 15-month follow-on project started in January 2011 (dubbed EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050 II), and was completed in July 2012. This second project was commissioned to build on the work carried out in the previous project to develop an enhanced understanding of the wider potential impacts of transport GHG reduction policies, as well as their possible significance in a critical path to GHG reductions to 2050. 

See About the Project for more details of the context and objectives for the work.

Stakeholder Engagement

As in the previous project, a major element of the second project was engagement with European stakeholders. In this context a series of meetings were organised. In the course of the project, two large events took place, alongside a series of four smaller technical focus group meetings.

The first two focus group meetings were held in Brussels on 4th May 2011 and the second two focus group meetings were held on Monday 28th November 2011. The first stakeholder conference was held in Brussels on 29th June 2011, with the second/final conference held on 23rd February 2012. 

Presentations and papers relating to the various meetings of both projects, can be downloaded from the individual meeting pages via links on our main Events page.

All the meetings for the new project were held at the Diamant Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium.  Directions to this venue are available from this link

Reports and Papers

As part of the project, a number of reports and papers have been developed and presented to various meetings. Final versions of the reports from the new project are now available for download from the Reports page (updated 5 September 2012).  

The final versions of the reports from the original project, together with the final project report, are also available for download from the relevant links here.

Illustrative Scenarios Tool

As part of the original EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050? project an illustrative scenario tool was developed with the aim of scoping illustrative scenarios, and promoting discussion amongst stakeholders. The final version of the tool (referred to as the SULTAN Illustrative Scenario Tool) is freely available for download and use from the Illustrative Scenarios Tool page.

NEW This tool has since been updated in the course of the new EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050 II project. More information is provided on the Illustrative Scenarios Tool page where a new final version is available, together with all the scenarios developed under this project (uploaded 8 June 2012).


 Last Updated on Wednesday 5 September 2012