Proposals on how to make road transport more energy efficient presented in the Danube Region Transport days

Ljubliana, Slovenia | 29 November 2022

On 28th and 29th November, the Seventh Stakeholders’ Conference of the Danube Region Transport Days was organised in Ljubljana under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the EUSDR (EU Strategy for the Danube Region), in cooperation with the UNECE, the Transport Committee and the OJP4 Danube Consortium.

Considering that all transport modes strive to be sustainable and that they all must make substantial efforts of energy savings, this conference wanted to address and explore possible ways and developments of energy efficiency in transport.

During the first session titles ‘Boosting Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector and Future Expectations’, some stakeholders from different transport sectors (air, rail, road) and representatives of alternative energy solutions had the opportunity to deliver their perspectives for making transport modes more energy efficient.

During this session, Christophe Nicodème presented different ways for making road transport more energy efficient, describing the respective contribution of the three major pillars of road mobility (i.e., the drivers’ behaviour, the vehicle, and the road infrastructure). He insisted on the necessity to provide sufficient financing for the road infrastructure for its maintenance, improvement, resilience and capacity of adaptation, to keep on providing all road users with the level of service that they deserve, and which will contribute to reduce the carbon footprint of road transport in the future.