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Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU master plan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050. The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail. Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.
Originally posted by K-Raz
The more i think of it, the better an idea this actually is - why do we have to wait for 2050?
Originally posted by LazyGuy
This one seems to encompass several topics/conspiracies.
Tell me again that Global Warming is a myth.
Seems like a pretty drastic measure to curb the use of Fossil Fuel. Maybe we really are running out.
Talk about CONTROL. The Government will know pretty much everything about you by tracking your travel.
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Plans for more efficient transport would connect Europe's road, rail, air and water networks, cut dependence on oil imports and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A new European transport plan aims to increase mobility and further integrate the EU's transport networks - while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the bloc's dependence on imported oil.
Measures to encourage major infrastructure investments, change the way freight moves and people travel would boost economic competitiveness and create jobs.
The plan - with goals to be met by 2050 - focuses on travel within cities and between cities, and on long distance journeys. It includes calls for:
cities to completely phase out petrol cars
shifting to rail or water 50% of all passenger and freight road transport currently making intercity journeys
of more than 300km
airlines to increase their use of sustainable low-carbon fuels to 40%
shipping to cut 40% off its carbon emissions.
Reaching these targets would help the EU achieve a 60% cut in greenhouse gases from all modes of transport by 2050.