The freight sector needs an improved rail system and climate-neutral roads.
Making the growing freight transport sector climate-friendly requires two courses of action. First, more freight must be shifted from roads to rails, a good deal of which is already powered by electricity. Second, trucks must be made more efficient and, ultimately, climate neutral. Considering that trucks will remain dominant for the time being, it is important that governments quickly create a Europe-wide policy framework for lowering their carbon emissions.