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Crafting strong, integrated policy mixes for deep CO2 mitigation in road transport

: Axsen, Jonn; Plötz, Patrick; Wolinetz, Michael


Nature climate change 10 (2020), No.9, pp.809-818
ISSN: 1758-678X
ISSN: 1758-6798
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()

Transport CO2 emissions continue to grow globally despite advances in low-carbon technology and goal setting by numerous governments. In this Perspective, we summarize available evidence for the effectiveness of climate policies and policy mixes for road transport relative to 2030 and 2050 mitigation goals implied by the Paris Agreement. Current policy mixes in most countries are not nearly stringent enough. We argue that most regions need a stronger, more integrated policy mix led by stringent regulations and complemented by pricing mechanisms as well as other efforts to reduce vehicle travel.