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Godd practice in freight transport - Switching to more environentally friendly modes

Environmental Switching to environmentally friendly modes of transport, e.g. rail, coastal shipping, waterways and any of these in combination with road transport Information has been available for many years about the lower levels of noise and emissions from rail, waterway and coastal shipping when compared with road freight. For many companies, however, road freight has been the only practical option that meets high standards of control, punctuality, flexibility, security and cost. This situation is now beginning to change in response to a mixture of technical innovation and the deregulation and privatisation of formerly State-controlled modes of transport.

Environmental encyclopaedia "Epaedia"

Our environment is complex and not always easy to understand. Issues such as climate change and biodiversity can have many aspects to them. The Epaedia is a multimedia source of information that explains these issues and their interconnection in an easy understandable way.

Take action on transport and climate change

European citizens can email their MEPs directly to call for action on transport and climate change thanks to a new website created by Friends of the Earth. The online tool, available in ten languages has been launched to coincide with important votes in the European Parliament on new CO2 emission standards for cars and the EU's plan to integrate aviation into the EU emissions trading system.

CO2 Emissions from Freight Transport in the UK

Climate change is now one of the biggest issues facing humankind. In identifying what needs to be done in the UK, there is much focus on the role that measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport can play alongside action elsewhere in the economy. Options to cut transport emissions essentially involve addressing one or more of the following: the demand for movement; the choice of transport mode; the technical efficiency of vehicles; the carbon content of the fuels used to power them; and the efficiency of vehicle use.