Swedish towns cut transport carbon dioxide

Swedish local investment projects have successfully cut urban transport CO2 emissions, the national environmental protection agency has reported. Reviewing investment programmes between 1998 and 2002, it said transport projects had resulted in "persistent changes" in personal travel behaviour. Moreover, CO2 reductions, at SKr0.12/kg (€13/tonne), had been achieved cost-effectively. Across Europe, transport's climate change impacts are generally rising inexorably.

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