Public transport

NACE Macro-Sector: H - Transporting and storage

Level 2: H49

Level 3: H49.3

Level 4: H49.3.1

Urban and suburban passenger land transport (public transport)

Climate Change Mitigation

Metric and threshold:

CO2e emissions per passenger- kilometre (gCO2e/pkm).
Zero direct emissions land transport activities (e.g. light rail transit, metro, tram, trolleybus, bus and rail) are eligible.
Other fleets are eligible if direct emissions are below 50 gCO2e/pkm until 2025 (non-eligible thereafter).

Brief rationale

Zero direct emissions public transport (e.g. electric, hydrogen) is eligible because: 

• With the present energy mix, the overall emissions associated with zero direct emissions public transport (i.e. electric or hydrogen) are among the lowest compared with other transport modes. 
• The generation of the energy carriers used by zero direct emissions transport is assumed to become low or zero carbon in the near future.

The threshold of 50 gCO2e/pkm until 2025 ensures that the carbon intensity remains similar to criteria for eligible road vehicles with low occupation factor (50 gCO2/vkm) and significantly lower than emissions for an average car.

Climate Change Adaptation

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