TERM 2012: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe
The TERM 2012 report includes the first assessment of progress towards targets set out in key transport and environment-related policy and legislation, including the 2011 White Paper. The principal finding of this report is that Europe is making tentative progress in reducing the impacts from transport. This progress is evident in two main developments. Firstly, Europe now has specific quantitative targets for reducing impacts from transport. These targets were mostly agreed in 2011 and include a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 60 % by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The... establishment of agreed targets is in itself a step in the right direction towards reducing the impacts of transport. Secondly, some of the recent data have shown reductions in emissions from transport and improvements in efficiency.