Research pathways for net zero transport
Topics: Energy and Low-Carbon Futures, Impacts and adaptation, Mitigation, Resources and Pollution
Type: Briefing paper
Publication date: October 2021
Authors: Dr Drew Pearce, Dr Ajay Gambhir, Professor Jenny Nelson, Alyssa Gilbert, Dr Aidan Rhodes and Rishi Bhugobaun
This report presents the emerging research pathways required to decarbonise the transport sector. It has been led by Drew Pearce at Imperial College London with input from a variety of experts.
The future is uncertain and there are many different pathways ahead for technology and society. Some, but not all, of these pathways will deliver the required amount of decarbonisation to comply with the Paris Agreement. Whilst we cannot know for certain which of these pathways will be chosen, research allows us both to identify the patterns and trends that can help shape the pathways, and ultimately our future, and to develop the technologies and approaches that can assist decarbonisation. This report isolates the key trends that will need to take place, as well as outlining one possible timeline of events.
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