Sustainable and green transition for transport infrastructure in Romania. Case study: the metropolitan train concept implementation

Research Paper by Mădălina TEODOR

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The paper analyses the prospects for sustainable and green transport policy within the Romanian national transport strategies, against the backdrop of the European Green Deal.

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Abstract

Transport emissions represent around 25% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The European Green Deal is meant to provide efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport. The European goal of being the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 requires, among others, ambitious changes in in the continental transport system. The main aim of this paper is to provide an overview of of actions for sustainable and smart transport in the European Union, to analyse the main developments and trends related to the Green Deal strategy and also to present the transposition of sustainable and green transport policy within the Romanian national transport strategies and to analyse the strategic framework for the metropolitan train concept implementation. The research methodology focuses on the analysis of green policies applied in the European Union, the use of GIS techniques, applying cartographic and statistical methods and also on providing guidelines for the creation and the implementation of the strategies for green transition in the transport sector.


About the author

Mădălina TEODOR is a PhD. Lecturer collaborator at the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Romanian Young Academy (RYA) and an expert within the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Her scientific interests mainly aim to relate the topography surface to activities of land planning. She is dedicated to identifying solutions for sustainable transport infrastructure development and for ways in which to increase life quality by promoting and implementing new transport technologies.