Freight News, Road

IRU launches green blueprint

[ May 19, 2021   //   ]

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has launched a Green Compact for collective global action to achieve carbon neutrality in commercial road transport services by 2050. Decarbonising the sector, comprising more than 65 million heavy-duty vehicles and accounting for approximately 2.5% of global CO₂ emissions, is essential to achieve global climate goals, including those set out in the 2016 Paris Agreement. IRU’s Green Compact lays out a clear roadmap to cut CO₂ emissions by at least 3 billion tonnes annually. It maps collective action from industry and government on new technology and infrastructure, modified operational practices and better collective services for transport users.