The success of the European Green Deal depends on thee ability to make the transport system as a whole sustainable. The transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased over time and represent now as much as a quarter of the EU’s total. It also contribute to additional costs, such as air, noise and water pollution, but also accidents and road crashes, congestion, and biodiversity loss . A sustainable transport system must not only address these costs but also preserve supply chains and have a coordinated European approach to connectivity while, also, strengthen the EU’s strategic autonomy and resilience. Hence, the new Sustainable and Smart mobility strategy focuses on:
EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2021
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The EU has set goals for the gradual implementation of green alternatives in order to reduce the carbon footprint. [Also see: Zero pollution action plan and Sections Eliminating pollution, Climate action].
Key commitments by 2030
Key commitments by 2035
Zero-emission large aircraft will be market-ready
Key commitments by 2050