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IRU EU Conference 2021 - Fit for 55 An opportunity for the road transport industry
8 Dec 2021 - 13:00 CET

IRU/EU Conference

Online | IRU event

Fit for 55: An opportunity for the road transport industry?

The European Commission’s Fit for 55 proposals aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030, accelerating the EU’s plan to fully decarbonise by 2050. 

The plan will have profound implications for commercial road transport, in particular regarding alternative fuel infrastructure, energy taxation and incentives, and emissions trading. 

Amidst general concerns on increasing costs for mobility and logistics operators to 2030 and on the lack of timely alternatives, what are the opportunities for the sector?

The transition over the coming decade will require a huge collective effort: more than 900,000 transport companies in the EU, running over 7 million heavy-duty vehicles, are affected. More than 80% are small and medium-sized firms.  

The sector is committed to decarbonise, but public policy, actions and investment need to be carefully synchronised in order to work properly, and road transport operators need incentives to invest and adapt. 

Join us, with leading figures from EU institutions, national authorities, shippers and the wider road transport industry, to debate two fundamental questions:

  • Will Fit for 55 deployment be properly synchronised so that policy, vehicle technology, alternative fuels and infrastructure are ready for steep change over the coming decade? 
  • How can road transport operators and the wider industry be incentivised to invest and embrace change?