Transport and Sustainable Mobility (Transport)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2005||End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2006|
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.