17 May, 2018

The highway to Paris: Safeguarding the climate by decarbonising freight transport


Fabio Sferra, Ursula Fuentes, Jasmin Cantzler, Gaurav Ganti, Yvonne Deng, Thibaud Lemercier, Sebastian Sterl, Takeshi Kuramochi, Lisa Luna

Transportation and container trucks in Poznań, Polska

Decarbonising the transport sector, which accounted for 28% of global CO2 emissions in 2014, is crucial for the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the Paris Agreement. Despite its significant contribution to global warming, the road freight transport sector is often neglected in government policies, according to the Climate Action Tracker’s latest memo in its decarbonisation series.

CAT Freight Transport graphic