ITF Transport Outlook 2017

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The ITF Transport Outlook provides an overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as long-term prospects for transport demand to 2050, for freight (maritime, air and surface), passenger transport (car, rail and air) and CO2 emissions. This edition looks at how the main policy, economic and technological changes since 2015, along with other international developments (such as the Sustainable Development Goals), are shaping the future of mobility, and presents alternative policy scenarios for long-term trends in transport demand and CO2 emissions from all transport modes, freight and passenger. A special focus on accessibility in cities also highlights the role of policies in shaping sustainable transport systems that provide equal access to all.


International freight

International Transport Forum

This chapter presents results from the International Transport Forum’s (ITF) International Freight Model with projections for international trade-related freight flows and CO2 emissions up to 2050. The chapter highlights uncertainties in future trade projections and discusses their implications for freight movements. It then presents alternative scenarios for future CO2 emissions from international freight. The chapter also discusses the impacts of growing transport demand on capacity needs in ports and hinterland connections. It addresses the challenges of hinterland transport and finally provides guidelines for decision makers when planning for the future of international freight.



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