Transport of goods, both on long distances and within cities, contributes to a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. Up to 20% of traffic, 30% of street occupation and 50% of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight.
To reach the overall goal of a more energy-efficient and sustainable urban freight transport, SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union „20-20-20“ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency.
|SMARTSET targets||Reduction by 2016||Reduction by 2020|
|Reduction of CO2 emissions in tonnes||9,051 tonnes per year||23,418 tonnes per year|
|Reduction of energy consumption in tonnes||3,104 tonnes per year||8,056 tonnes per year|
|Reduction of energy consumption in GWh||36 GWh per year||94 GWh per year|
SMARTSET was a project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme of the European Union and was composed of 14 partners, coming from Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.