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Theme 7: Sustainable transport

Sustainable transport is a key challenge of the EU Sustainable Develepment Strategy (EU SDS). The strategy's objective is to ensure that our transport systems meet society's economic, social and environmental needs whilst minimising their undesirable impacts on the economy, society and the environment.

 

Headline indicator Operational objectives and targets Actions/explanatory variables
Energy consumption of transport relative to GDP Table, Graph and Map   Explanatory text (Metadata)  Transport and mobility
Modal split of passenger transport Table, Graph and Map    Explanatory text (Metadata)  Volume of freight transport relative to GDP Table, Graph and Map   Explanatory text (Metadata) 
Volume of passenger transport relative to GDP Table, Graph and Map   Explanatory text (Metadata)
Modal split of freight transport Table, Graph and Map    Explanatory text (Metadata)  Energy consumption by transport mode Table, Graph and Map   Explanatory text (Metadata) 
Investment in transport infrastructure by mode (not yet available)
Transport impacts
Greenhouse gas emissions by transport mode Table, Graph and Map Explanatory text (Metadata)  Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from transport Table, Graph and Map  Explanatory text (Metadata) 
People killed in road accidents Table, Graph and Map  Explanatory text (Metadata) Emissions of particulate matter from transport  Table, Graph and Map   Explanatory text (Metadata)
Average CO2 emissions per km from new passenger cars Table, Graph and Map  Explanatory text (Metadata) 
Contextual indicator Price indices for transport Table, Graph and Map    Explanatory text (Metadata)

 


Evaluation of changes in sustainable transport (2013 monitoring)

Overall, the changes since 2000 concerning sustainable transport present a rather unfavourable picture, although with some favourable trends:

  • 8.3% drop in energy consumption of transport per unit of GDP between 2000 and 2011;
  • Moderate increased share of road and car in freight and passenger transport; no substantial shift towards more environmentally-friendly transport modes could be observed;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from transport increased by 1.1% between 2000 and 2011;
  • 44.3% drop in the number of people killed in road accidents between 2001 and 2011; this is close to the path towards reaching the 50% reduction goal by 2020. 

More information on the evaluation of changes for the EU Sustainable Development Indicators (EU SDIs) on sustainable transport is available on Statistics Explained: Sustainable development - transport.


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Last update 31.10.2014