Progress of EU transport sector towards environment and climate objectives

27 November 2018

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A new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that emissions from the EU transport sector are not reducing enough to limit its environmental and climate impacts in Europe.

The report also shows that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport have increased over the last three years, whilst average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars increased for the first time in 2017.

The sector remains a significant source of air pollution, especially of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide, although these emissions have been reduced in the last decade. It also is the main source of environmental noise in Europe.

Source: EEA, 22 November 2018