Transport and Sustainable Mobility (Transport)

Venue: Brussells

Location: Brussells, Brussells, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2006
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Modern society could not function without transport. Moreover, an efficient and flexible transport system is essential for the well-being of the economy and our quality of life. Transport is almost unique in modern societies as it is a vital component of both business and private life and a fully-functioning, efficient transport system – be it through public or private means – is of benefit to everyone in society.

However, the method of transport that we choose and the frequency of our mobility have serious and lasting effects upon the environment we live in. The transport sector is the fastest growing consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gases in the EU and by 2010 it has been estimated that transport will be the biggest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the developed world. If European countries are to meet their targets for reducing emissions, they are going to have to deal with the effects of our mass transit systems sooner rather than later. It is frequently argued that the current transport infrastructure around the world poses significant and growing threats to the environment and to human health, mainly as a result of consuming the planet’s increasingly scarce natural resources and producing harmful emissions.


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