2021 was the European Year of the Rail. Sustainable fuels, night trains, electric cars… The transport sector is constantly evolving and adapting to new challenges. Besides, not only does it connect the continent by ensuring safer and faster journeys, but it also contributes greatly to the economy. Yet, it still accounts for 25 % of EU greenhouse gases emissions.
How to rethink mobility in Europe to reach the Green Deal’s objective?
How to make transport both accessible and carbon neutral by 2050?
How can it remain affordable and efficient for consumer?
What opportunities and challenges? What investments are needed?
“Drones have the potential to transport people. We don’t talk enough about this solution. And there are many new solution that we dont know yet today (…) We also need to increase the efficiency of the system, this means continuing to invest in the single market, sustainable liquid fuels, infrastructures and digitalisation”, Henrik Hololei
“Whatever the future mode of transport is, it need to be connected, digitised, more reliable, greener and customisable”, Julio Kong Yu
“Electrification is the best option to get road transport to zero emission, this trends are growing in electric vehicles but there are rooms for development of infrastructure (…) We are really behind in aviation and shipping. We must add the emissions from these sectors in the ETS”, Julia Poliscanova
“In 2019, none of the airlines pledge to achieve net-zero goal. Now more than 82% of airlines worldwide are trying to achieve that goal together, hand in hand with the European agenda”, Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director