Transport Demand, Emissions and Targets
Section 2 – Transport Demand, Emissions and Targets assesses transport demand and emission trends in more detail and showcases low-carbon pathways for 2050, with a focus on the various transport modes and their impact on emissions. The sub-sections outline the demand trends and emission growth for key areas such as urbanisation, infrastructure development, carbon efficiency of transport modes, and the decoupling of economic prosperity and emissions.
Population growth and density, as well as economic growth and development, play an important role in driving transport activity.
Rising global demand for mobility and goods has had a direct impact on emissions in the transport sector.
Low Carbon Transport Pathways
The transport sector’s share of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions is on a trajectory to grow in both absolute and percentage terms.