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Author
DG Environment
Organization
European Environment Agency (EU)
Published in
2008
Submitted by
Peter Midgley
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility

Curbing CO2 emissions from road transport

Road transport generates about one fifth of the EU's CO2 emissions, with passenger cars responsible for around 12%. This makes it the second most important source of greenhouse gases. Although there have been significant improvements over recent years in vehicle technology, these have not been enough to neutralise the effect of increases in traffic and car size.