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The White Paper published in 2011,Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area 1, urges on a 30% modal shift ofroad freight over 300 km toother modes rail, maritime and inland waterways by 2030, and more than 50% by2050. However the environmentally friendly performance of maritime transportregarding air pollutant emissions in comparison with road transport is indoubt. This paper presents a three dimension simulation model, in whichperformed transport work, arisen emissions and produced impact are estimatedand inter-related for the assessment of the environmental performance of bothroad and maritime transport. The simulation model will be a valuable decisionmaking tool for policymakers as it enables the precise assessment of consideredtransport alternatives in the EU27 until 2020, and hence supports the design offuture intervening actions.

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Transport; Emissions; Environmental Performance; Policy Assessment

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J. Usabiaga, M. Castells, F. Martínez, and A. Olcer -A Simulation Model for Road and Maritime Environmental Performance Assessment,- Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 683-693. doi: 10.4236-jep.2013.47079.





Author: J. J. Usabiaga, M. Castells, F. X. Martínez,, A. Olcer

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