The volume of traffic on German roads continues to rise but the necessary investments in infrastructure are not being made.
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The transportation sector faces special challenges in the process of decarbonisation, since the need for mobility – both for people and goods – is rapidly increasing around the world, especially in the emerging economies. Because of road traffic’s key position in mobility, the future CO2 regulation of cars and trucks will play a substantial role in climate policy.
China is pressing ahead with its New Silk Road project. It has decided on large investments in other countries’ transportation infrastructure. China’s aim in this is to make access to the world markets more efficient while also promoting the development of its economically repressed provinces.
Senior Economist for Transport and Infrastructure
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