How should EU policy support the transition to low carbon transport fuels post 2020? A new IEEP led report argues that future policies should be differentiated to tailor support towards specific objectives and technologies that offer the greatest potential for a low carbon future.
- European and national transport policy and the environment,
- greening transport taxation
Ian is an experienced researcher and consultant on the environmental aspects of European and national transport policy, who became an IEEP Associate in 2010. He worked at IEEP from 1998 to early 2007, before joining consultancy AEA as a Principal Consultant, where he worked for nearly three years. Since late 2009, Ian has been an independent working for his own company, TEPR. He has worked on many different aspects of transport and environmental policy, including projects for the European Commission, national government and NGOs, many of which were on transport’s CO2 emissions, including the 2008-2010 project EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050? Other work has looked at greening transport taxation, travel behaviour and the links between the social and environmental impacts of transport. Prior to joining IEEP, Ian completed his Ph.D. in regional sustainable transport policy at University College London and has also worked at the University of Kent on the external costs of the UK transport system. He also gives lectures and seminars, including most recently at UCL and Oxford University.
This report provides a practical framework to ensure that spending under the EU budget has no negative impacts on biodiversity, and that spending under the EU budget is overall supportive to achieving the biodiversity targets.
Proposals for financial instruments under the new 2014-2020 EU budget could benefit from further changes to help ensure adequate level of investment into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy.
Up to 2020 greater use of renewable electricity is the leading alternative to biofuels to reduce the carbon intensity of car and rail transport fuels. To realise this potential requires a mix of responses, including: increasing the decarbonisation of existing transport fuels; improving the energy efficiency of vehicles; and changing the way vehicles are used.
Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development. Role of non-Cohesion Policy Instruments, Supporting Paper 3
This is the report on the role of non-Cohesion Policy Instruments as part of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.