Transport at a crossroads
European Environment Agency
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The current economic turmoil may lessen the demand for transport but the transport sector still contributes significantly to rising emissions of greenhouse gases, noise exposure, air pollution, fragmentation of habitats and impacts on wildlife. The Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report for 2008 highlights this trend. Although there is growing awareness of the transport sector's disproportionate impact on the environment, the report shows that there is little evidence of improved performance or a shift to sustainable transport across Europe. In particular: freight transport has continued to grow; passenger travel by road and air has continued to increase; greenhouse gas emissions increased between 1990 and 2006; air quality is still a problem across Europe despite continued reductions in air pollutant emissions from vehicles; and transport noise levels are affecting the quality of life and health of EU citizens.
Added on 7 April 2009
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