Emissions per passenger-km and per tonne-km
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2002
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 028
Policy issue: Reduce emissions per passenger-km and per tonne-km.
Technological improvements and cleaner fuels have made vehicles less polluting per transport unit in the EU
No data are available for ACs on specific emissions of vehicles
Data for some countries show that specific emissions from other transport modes have also fallen markedly during the past two decades. One exception is the specific NOx emissions from aircraft, which increased by about 12 % between 1977 and 1988. Shipping is the least polluting mode for freight transport. Aviation and road transport are the most polluting modes.
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Specific emissions TERM 2001
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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