The Transport Programme has three areas of focus:
As described above, we fund NGOs to advocate for stringent fuel efficiency standards for cars, vans, trucks, ships, and aircraft at the EU, Member State, and international levels (where appropriate), supported by research that makes for a stronger case. Besides pushing for standards, we are also pursuing economic measures to incentivise emissions reductions from aviation and shipping.
Our biofuels campaign is focused on the environmental and social impacts of the worst types of biofuels – in terms of their indirect impact on land use, their contribution to food price volatility, and how they incentivise land-grabbing in developing countries. To back this up, ECF convened an industry working group to look at the benefits of switching away from food-based biofuels and towards advanced fuels generated from wastes and residues. ECF grantees are advocating for the necessary changes in the EU’s fuel quality and renewable energy directive.
Preparing for the transition to a low- or zero-carbon transport system
This project will examine all the different aspects of this transition and convene key actors to discuss the obstacles and opportunities and how to manage the change in the most effective way. While the transition itself will take decades, we believe that decisions to enable it must be taken within the next five years.
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