!!Public launch of the EASAC report on Decarbonisation of Transport: Options and Challenges
!Wednesday 20 March 2019, 12:00 – 14:00\\Rubens room, Palais des Academies, Hertogstraat 1 Rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels

The EASAC report reviews options for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport. It argues for stronger policies to bridge the gap between the GHG emission reductions that will be delivered by current policies and the levels needed to limit global warming to less than 2°C or even 1.5°C (Paris Agreement). The report focusses on road transport because, in the EU, this contributes 72% of transport GHG emissions. EASAC recommends a combination of transitional measures for the next 10-15 years and sustainable measures for the long term, based on a three level policy framework: avoid and contain demand for transport services; shift passengers and freight to transport modes with lower emissions (trains, buses and ships); and improve performance through vehicle design, more efficient powertrains and replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy carriers including low-carbon electricity, hydrogen and synthetic fuels. Opportunities for the EU to strengthen its industrial competitiveness and create high quality jobs are also discussed.

!Draft Programme
[[''12:00 light lunch available'']
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__12:30 – 12:40__\\
European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC): who we are and what we do\\
__EASAC President__ Professor Thierry Courvoisier
__12:40 – 13:00__\\
Decarbonisation of Transport study: process and results\\
Project leader Professor Konstantinos Boulouchos, ETH-Zurich
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__13:00 – 13:10__\\
Policy implications from EASAC’s perspective\\
Director of EASAC Energy Programme, Dr William Gillett
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13:10 Panel responses from:
*Member of __European Parliament__: Michael Cramer (Greens/EFA) 
*Representative of __European Commission DG CLIMA__: Damien Meadows
*Representative of __European Commission DG MOVE__: invited
*__European Commission Joint Research Centre__: Alois Krasenbrink
*__European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)__: Petr Dolejsi
*__International Transport Forum ITF-OECD__: Elisabeth Windisch
*__ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability__: Wolfgang Teubner
__13:45__ Open discussion with panel and audience
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__14:00__ End of event [[''networking over coffee'']

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Palais des Academies\\
Rue Ducale\\
Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1000
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