Reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector
Transport sector emissions in the EU rose by 7% between 1990 and 2020, and before the pandemic, accounted for 22% of all GHG emissions. The sector's emissions steadily grew until 2007, decreased until 2013, and then rose again until 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic led to reduced mobility and lower emissions levels in 2020, similar to those in 1995, but there was a rebound in 2021. Assuming a linear continuation of this trend, emissions reductions would need to accelerate 1.07-fold to meet the EU's target of a 92% reduction by 2050 as outlined in the impact assessment of the EU long-term strategy.