This is the million-dollar question for many advocates of sustainable mobility. T&E - European Federation for Transport & Environment - invited me to present my insights and discuss these during a seminar with their national member organizations. You can download… Read More
Aviation needs to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero not far beyond 2050. Making people take the train instead of the plane is one of the options. I assessed the potential reduction in CO2 from intra-European aviation, by such a modal shift. Download the the study Air2Rail. Main conclusion is that 4 to 7 megaton CO2 can be avoided. This reduction corresponds with 6 to 11% of the emissions from intra-European aviation and with 2 to 4% of CO2 from flights from European airports.