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Launch of EASAC report on "Decarbonisation of Transport"

Friday 05 Apr

Time and Location

  • Bern, Switzerland

How to decarbonise road transport in Europe

Friday, 5 April 2019, 10h00-11h30, House of Academies, Bern

Public event

Reducing greenhouse gas in transport is particularly challenging. In contrast to progress in other sectors, emissions from road transport remain high. The new report «Decarbonisation of transport: Road transport has a dominant role» by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) makes three policy recommendations to improve the situation: Avoid and curb demand for passenger and freight transport, shift to more energy-efficient transport modes and move to new propulsion systems and fuels based on renewable electricity. These proposed measures are also relevant for Switzerland.


  • Konstantinos Boulouchos: ETH Zurich, President of the Energy Commission of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • François Launaz: President of the Association of Automobile Importers auto-suisse
  • Roger Nordmann: Member of Parliament and President of UREK/ESPEC
  • Benoît Revaz: Director of the Federal Office of Energy BFE/DETEC
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