Greenhouse gas emissions from transport have increased

News article 28.11.2011 14.47 fi sv en

The second progress report on the Climate Policy Programme for the Ministry of Transport and Communications' administrative sector has been released. Monitoring data indicates that transport-related greenhouse gas emissions have risen since the previous study.

According to preliminary estimates, greenhouse gas emissions from transport were approximately 13.25 million tonnes in Finland in 2010. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Finland should keep its emissions at the 1990 level, which in the case of transport means some 12.76 million tonnes.

It seems that the main reasons for why emissions went up in 2010 include increased economic activity and the growth of heavy-goods transport. In order for the transport sector to reach its goal, further measures are needed, particularly to improve the energy efficiency of heavy-goods transport and to promote public transport, walking and cycling.