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The environmental price to pay for heavy goods traffic


Duration: November 2007 - on-going

New methods of production and consumption, as well as ongoing economic growth in the European region in recent decades, have led to an increasing demand for faster and more flexible transport modes, often favouring road freight. This trend is mainly sustained by the fact that environmental costs are not internalised (included) in road transport prices. Developing and switching to more environmental-friendly transport modes will require major efforts in all European countries.

Data credit(s): Stephane Kluser (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Andrea De Bono (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)

GRID unit: Global Change and Vulnerability

UNEP region: Global

UNEP priorities:  Climate Change, Resource Efficiency, Environmental Governance

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