The transport sector is a key challenge on the journey to net zero. Moving towards a sustainable model for transport systems and having a more connected society that can travel less is imperative.
The GSMA estimates investment in the digital infrastructure to support more sustainable travel could save 2.8 gigatonnes of CO2 by 2030. These savings could be realised within just four areas: connecting electric vehicles, routing and fleet management of heavy goods vehicles and commercial shipping, as well as working from home That is equivalent to 65% of the 4.4 gigatonnes of CO2 reduction required across transport to be on a path to net zero by 2050.
This reduction could be made through the following examples:
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The transport industry has big challenges to reduce emissions and government policies and regulations are important to accelerate the low carbon transition.
To ensure that the transport industry is able to reach ambitious climate targets we call on governments to:
...in fast connectivity to enable more working from home and electric vehicle charging
for electric vehicles to accelerate the move away from fossil-fuel powered internal combustion engines
...so there is a level playing field for low carbon technologies compared with existing fossil-fuel powered vehicles
...for companies to invest in low carbon vehicle technologies, for example through lower taxes on vehicle fleets