JAMA looks at the "integrated approach" to reduce CO2 emissions
With a view to continue progress in reducing CO2 emissions, JAMA sees a need to move beyond only technical solutions to a more comprehensive systems that involves all stakeholders. A so-called integrated approach, that involves industry, governments and consumers, would enable the building-up of joint efforts to meet joint responsibilities. An integrated approach would enable to embrace all CO2 reduction potential by considering vehicles technologies, fuels, infrastructure and drivers simultaneously. Indeed, developments in vehicle technologies and design (e.g. direct injection engines, hybrid vehicles, etc) alone are not enough. They have to be combined with improvements in fuels (e.g. alternative fuels, clean fuels) and infrastructure (e.g. traffic management, electronic tolls), along with initiatives such as driver education (e.g. the promotion of eco-driving) and CO2 emission labeling, to mention but a few.
The table below provides examples of different measures that can be part of an integrated approach and shows the estimated cost-effectiveness of such measures in
An integrated approach will enhance synergies, creative positive dynamic interactions, embrace the overall CO2 reduction potential, reduce costs by sharing responsibilities, and ultimately lead to faster results. Such an integrated approach is being discussed within the context of the CARS 21 initiative (Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st Century) .
JAMA sees such integrated approach as a cost-effective and realistic approach to reduce CO2 emissions from road transport. Such approach is effective not only to reduce the environmental impact of society’s mobility needs but also protect the economic health and global competitiveness of the European automotive industry.
JAMA is already supporting a very similar approach in Japan. In Japan, JAMA is also actively considering the implementation of comprehensive measures to reduce the CO2 emissions level of the transport sector, cooperating with industry, government and road users and taking into account factors such as rise in vehicle driving volume.
JAMA looks at an integrated approach in the European Union, with a view to embrace all CO2 reduction potential.
 The figures have been obtained through research carried out by JAMA and are for reference only.