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Decarbonising commercial road transport

Author: Smokers, R.T.M. · Wilkins, S. · Kok, R. · Zyl, P.S. · Spreen, J.S.
Type:report
Date:2017
Publisher: TNO
Place: Den Haag
Source:, 1-8
Identifier: 780522
Keywords: Traffic · Mobility & Logistics · Urbanisation · 2015 Urban Mobility & Environment 2015 Fluid & Solid Mechanics · STL - Sustainable Transport & Logistics PT - Power Trains · ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences TS - Technical Sciences

Abstract

There is growing consensus among governments, businesses and consumers about climate change and the required energy transition. At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to limit global warming to well below 2°C. The aim is even to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce the risk of potentially devastating impacts of climate change on civilized life on this planet.