EU transport policy - ineffective regarding climate change

EU policy is unlikely to make a contribution to absolute emission reductions in the transport sector. This paper investigates this from the perspectives of EU policy officers, showing that there exist a wide range of barriers, including a lack of political leadership, resistance from member states, the favoring of economic growth over cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, pressure from industry and lobby groups, preferential treatment of aero- and automobility over more sustainable transport modes, policy implementation delays, insufficient forecasting and monitoring tools, and an overreliance on technologies to contribute to emission reductions. Free downloads until November 30, 2016: