Global Transport 2050: scenarios and implications

Dr Ayed Al-Qahtani, World Energy Council, discusses the results of a year long study into how we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon dioxide emissions

Thursday 2 February
The Chemistry Centre, London, W1J 0BA

Today, the overall transport sector represents a quarter of total CO2 emissions. The World Energy Council projects that CO2 emissions from transport could be 80% higher in 2050. However, with clear policies that empower governments, the public and private sector to intervene, we could limit this increase to 15%. 

During the lecture, Dr Ayed Al-Qahtani, Senior Project Manager at the World Energy Council set out two distinct scenarios for the global transport sector in 2050. He then detailed the findings of a yearlong study involving the World Energy Council's global member network and their modelling work with the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. 

The lecture discussed the implications for fuel demand, technology mix and emissions in both Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and non OECD countries and highlighted the impact that clear coherent policies can have on the future of the transport sector.

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