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Review of decarbonization policies for heavy-duty transport: the ERCST analytical framework
11 May 2023 - 15:00 CEST

Review of decarbonization policies for heavy-duty transport: the ERCST analytical framework

Brussels (hybrid) | IRU participation

Organised by ERCST (European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition).

The objective of the ERCST project is to analyze the current pathways emerging from EU policy for decarbonisation of heavy-duty road transportation and propose, if necessary and appropriate, complementary and/or alternative policy pathways. They will be underpinned by the EU objective of climate neutrality stemming from the EU Climate Law.

The EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy formulates the objective of 90% of emission reduction in the transport sector by 2050. It assumes developing many policies and technological solutions along the principle of technological neutrality and phasing out of fossil fuels. None of those policies alone is a silver bullet. Only the deployment of many complementary solutions and creating the space for innovation gives the chance to meet the ambitious decarbonisation targets in line with the European political and legal commitment for the climate neutrality by 2050 stemming from the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Law.

The first report will set the ERCST analytical framework and address the following question: what influences the determination of pathways for mobility decarbonization?

It will:

  • identify the desired outcomes that were used in defining the current pathways for mobility decarbonization
  • outline changes in the economic, political and social environment
  • determine new desired outcomes that need to be considered under current circumstances

Katinka von Bonin, IRU Manager Environment will be a speaker at this event.


15:00  - Welcome and introduction
A. Marcu, Executive Director, ERCST

15:05 - ERCST presentation
Bartek Czyczerski, ERCST                

15:20 - Speakers
Keynote: Edoardo Turano, DG CLIMA, European Commission   

  • Katinka von Bonin, IRU
  • Benjamin Denis, IndustriAll
  • Fedor Unterlohner, Transport & Environment
  • Silke Conrad, Daimler Trucks
  • Lucie Mattera, Charge Up Europe
  • Alessandro Bartelloni, FuelsEurope

16:00        Discussion 

17:00        Concluding remarks


Katinka von Bonin
Katinka von Bonin
IRU Manager Environment