Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy – putting European transport on track for the future

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Series Details COM (2020) 789
Publication Date 09/12/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 9 December 2020, setting out its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

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The Strategy aims at laying the foundation for how the transport system in the European Union (EU) can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. It is structured around three key objectives: making the European transport system sustainable, smart and resilient. It includes an action plan of 82 initiatives to guide policy for a period of four years.

This plan addresses the need to achieve a 90% reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, in order for the EU to achieve climate neutrality as outlined in the European Green Deal. In this context, digitalisation is an essential driver for the modernisation of the entire system. In addition, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic shed a light on the vulnerabilities of the single market and the need to strengthen its resilience.

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EPRS: Briefing, January 2021: Sustainable and smart mobility strategy

International Rail Journal, 11/12/2020: EC’s Mobility Strategy fails to emphasise the benefits of public transport – Mezghani

EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)331: Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication
European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility
European Commission: Press Release, 09/12/2020: A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility
European Commission: Questions and Answers: Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (9 December 2020)
European Commission: Remarks by Executive Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Vălean on the European Climate Pact and Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (9 December 2020)

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