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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

Generic metadata


Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Pressure


Indicator codes
  • TERM 002
Geographic coverage:

Policy issue:  Meet the EU target under the Kyoto Protocol


Key assessment

Emissions of CO2 from transport (excluding international aviation and maritime transport) increased by 15% between 1990 and 1998, and now constitute 24 % of total CO2 emissions. The increase resulted mainly from the growth in road and air transport, since energy efficiency has hardly improved. Road transport is the largest contributor (84 % of transport CO2 emissions). If this trend persists, this could jeopardise the EU meeting its targets under the Kyoto Protocol.


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