K: Is there in Europe a trend of decoupling of passenger transport demand from economic growth?

Policy Question
Indicator codes: Outlook 017

Key messages

(05 Jul 2010)

Assessment created in 2007

If present policies and technological trends continue*, passenger transport will continue to grow worldwide, but more rapidly in the fast-growing economies of Eastern Europe, China and India. 

The modal shares are also expected to shift in a less sustainable direction. Air passenger transport is projected to be the fastest-growing mode. This and road passenger transport together will continue to be the biggest contributors to transport-related CO2 emissions.

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