Geneva Motor Show
At the Geneva Motor Show, the world’s automakers continue their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
Man-made Co2 Emissions
Globally, road transport is responsible for about 16% of man-made CO2 emissions. It is a common misconception that global warming is mainly caused by cars and trucks. It is important to understand that there are other, larger, contributors and ALL sources of CO2 emission must be addressed if the problem is to be solved.
An Integrated Approach
There is a tendency for legislation to be focused only on CO2 emissions by new vehicles instead of following an integrated approach involving all relevant stakeholders.
- Vehicle Technology - Improve the performance of new cars and trucks to reduce their average CO2 emissions
- Alternative Fuels - Support production of sustainable fuels and the infrastructure to deliver them
- Driver Behaviour - Educate drivers on techniques to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which can also improve road safety (see the golden rules of ecodriving at www.ecodrive.org)
- Infrastructure Measures - Improve traffic flow and avoid wasteful congestion
- CO2-Related Taxation - Influence consumer choice to produce driving behaviour and purchase decisions for lower CO2 emissions