Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Economic Instruments>Direct investment, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Light-duty vehicles, Transport>Vehicle type>Heavy-duty vehicles, Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles
Agency:Ministry of Transport and Communications
Funding:EUR 0.5 million annually

The Ministry of Transport and Communications climate policy programme aims to substantially reduce emissions from business, industry, administration and peoples everyday lives by means of transport and communications policies. The administrative sector of the Ministry of Transport and Communications will take into account adaptation to climate change in construction, maintenance and management of the transport and communications infrastructure, so as to ensure the level of transport and communications services is maintained. Advantage will be taken of the possible benefits of the climate change. The aim is for goods transport and public transport operators, participating in energy efficiency agreements, to save 9% in energy consumption and that the overall energy efficiency in the transport sector will improve.The emissions reduction potential from improved energy efficiency is 0.3 million tonnes of CO2.The Ministry of Transport and Communications together with its administrative sector will invest in marketing and monitoring energy efficiency agreements, in training in economic driving, in considering energy efficiency in procurement, and in intelligent transport solutions. Energy-economic driving will be promoted as part of energy efficiency agreements (professional drivers) and as part of mobility management (passenger car drivers).

This record supersedes:Environmental Guidelines for the Transport Sector until 2010

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