Negative impact on environment from transport sector remains high

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Aircraft emissions are particularly harmful to the climate
Source: Eray Haci Osmanoglu /

This is the conclusion of the European Environment Agency in its annual report on the pressures of the transport sector on the environment.

The latest edition of the TERM report affirms that the European transport sector continues to generate excessive greenhouse gas emissions and has been unsuccessful in making necessary reductions in recent years. The same is true for noise and air pollution. The focus of this year's report is on long-distance travel. Although the majority of journeys are short distance, long-distance freight and passenger transport demand are responsible for around three quarters of the greenhouse gas transport emissions in Europe.