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With the Compendium CO2 Regulation in Europe, the IW has been providing the interested public with a comprehensive collection of data on the development of CO2 emissions from passenger car traffic in the European Union, as well as on the applicable regulatory framework, since 2015.
The study will first outline the way in which Germany’s fiscal policy was driven for several decades by a paradigm that centered on deficit control and reduced state involvement in the economy.
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.
Regional development in Germany is widely discussed, but mainly focuses on less developed regions. As an alternative the focus in this study is on rising and catch-up regions, thus regions that have developed above average from a below-average starting level.
Germany faces enormous challenges in modernizing its capital stock. After neglecting public investment over the last two decades, it is now necessary to update the infrastructure and gradually reduce the investment backlog.
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