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Controlling CO2 emissions in transports : Economic instruments for fighting against the greenhouse effect - Summary report of the SESP - n° 166 - July 2007



First part of a file devoted to the control of CO2 emissions in transport.

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Outline of the file :

- Introduction by Dominique Bureau, Alain Ayong Le Kama, Laurence Demeulenaere (MEDED)

- Greenhouse gas emission permit : how the European system works (page 9 to 18) by Aurélie Vieillefosse (MEDAD),

- Choosing regulation instruments : reservation systems and Alpine transit grants (page 19 to 28) by Dominique Bureau (MEDAD/DAEI),

- Modal transfer instruments : aid, road taxes, transit grants and certificates (page 29 to 40) by Dominique Bureau (MEDAD/DAEI),

- The Clean Development Mechanism (page 41 to 47) by Jean-Jacques BECKER (MEDAD/DAEI).

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Climate change is an issue that gives structure to transport policies and which requires suitable instruments for public intervention to be developed.

From this point of view, this file offers to shed light on theoretical questions about this subject, as well as issues for concrete implementation, and to open up lines of thinking.

Objectifs (Impacts attendus sur le système de déplacement)


Objectives for public action:

- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationally by a factor of four by 2050,

- reduce overall emissions by 20% in Europe, with a further effort of 10 % that can be made in the context of multilateral commitments made by the partners.


  • Organisme : MEDAD/DAEI/SESP

Informations complémentaires

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During preparation for the “Grenelle de l’environnement” several study bibliographies and articles were produced by the CDAT.

All the information and access to the Témis database are to be found on the website of the SESP, in the "centre de documentation" section or at www.cdat.developpement-durable.gouv.fr