Work Package 3 (2020)
As part of this NRP 73 project we are looking for ways to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by 2050 with the most favorable economic effects for Switzerland.
The transport sector contributes heavily towards greenhouse gas emissions and – unlike industrial facilities or buildings – is not yet on a downward trend. The technical and political debate on greenhouse gas-free mobility in Switzerland is still in its infancy. Specific measures have so far not been clearly defined and the effectiveness and impact of many possible measures remain unclear.
Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods we are examining the ways in which the transport sector can drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Initially, we will collect data from previous research and from discussions with various experts during workshops to look for options and measures for reducing greenhouse gases in the transport sector. We will then develop a range of scenarios for successfully reducing emissions in the transport sector by 2050, and calculate the economic effects for Switzerland (change in employment, GDP) with an economic equilibrium model. From these results and in dialogue with experts and based on an optimization concept we will create a path that will show over time how a new approach to mobility can be economically viable.