World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Special Interest Group (SIG) F2 on Transport, Climate Change and Clean Air
Virtual Workshop: Decarbonizing the Transport Sector through Innovative Technologies
20 September 2021
13:00 – 16:30 CEST
Global transport volumes have been projected to continue to increase. Passenger transport will more than double by 2050, the global vehicle stock will increase from 1 billion in 2015 to 2.4 billion in 2050, while freight transport is projected to triple. Global transport CO2 emission could increase by 60% from 2015 level in 2050 under the business as usual scenario. However, having the appropriate mix of policies can significantly reduce carbon emissions, create transport co-benefits that will also decrease local air pollution and provide options for low carbon transport development. This workshop seeks to identify priority areas that will have the greatest potential to reduce transport emissions in both passenger and freight transport and to share knowledge on best practice and latest research findings on emerging trends and technologies.
This virtual workshop was organized by the WCTRS Special Interest Group (SIG) F2 on Transport, Climate Change and Clean Air. The focus of the event was on current transport, climate change and local air pollution research, especially on decarbonizing transport measures through innovative technologies.
The objective of this event was to present innovative decarbonizing transport technologies based on the paper abstracts that have been selected for presentation. Key outcomes from this event will be drafted as inputs to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It contributes to the UK COP Presidency’s priority on clean road transport. The workshop is closely linked to the DecarboN8 Conference organized by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, which will provide key policy messages as a starting point for the workshop discussions.
You can download the presentations here:
- Introduction to WCTRS and the workshop by Patrick Jochem (DLR)
- Zero-Carbon Transport Transition: Opportunitiesand Challenges by Pierpaolo Cazzola (ITF)
- Learnings from DecarboN8 Conference by Greg Marsden (UoL)
- Plug in hybrid vehicles: Insights on their potential to reduce CO2 emissions in real-world operation by Jaime Suarez Corujo (JRC)
- Real-world insights into user acceptance of renewable fuels in passenger vehicles by Moritz Bergfeld (DLR)
- Overview of COP26 activties by Wei-Shiuen NG (ITF)