Medium and long term perspective of Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) in the European Union highlights that the market of this sector will grow with about 80% until 2040 compared to 2010. Without policy intervention, in the year 2020 the average emission level of air pollutants of inland navigation vessels will in many cases be higher than that of trucks. The transport sector is recognized as a major contributor to emissions, therefore it is important to support environmentally sound transport modes like inland waterway transport.
Above challenges identified in the Danube navigation explain in part the huge discrepancy between the Rhine and the Danube (EU Strategy for the Danube Region: ”Cargo volumes transported on the Danube are only between 10% and 20% of those carried on the Rhine”) and it became imperative to address both the need for a common transnational approach to better exploit the Danube potential by including it in the multimodal transport chain and the modernisation of the fleet (EUSDR Priority Axis 1a) in order to reduce the negative impact of emissions.
GREEN DANUBE consortium addresses the major challenge of strengthening environmentally friendly, safe and balanced transport systems by adopting a three level approach which targets and focuses on:
- institutional capacity building by active involvement in pollutant emission reduction along the Danube through measurements of emissions;
- organizational capacity building and cooperation in the Danube sector for investigation and assessment of existing green technologies and best practices and provide tailor-made innovative solutions and
- individual capacity building by testing the environment information centres through pilot actions that will raise the intensity of cooperation between the Danubian countries, ultimately ensuring long-term transnational cooperation.
Acting as a policy driver for a stronger multilevel cooperation, GREEN DANUBE guarantees the replication of project outputs in the entire Danube region and beyond.
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- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 1.586.244
- ERDF Contribution: 1.267.897,4
- IPA Contribution: 80.410
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas
|Filename||Date of upload|
|IWT vessels regime and green technologies database||28-02-2018 15:53:00|
|Concept of Environmental Information Centres||14-08-2017 11:46:26|
|Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV||Lead email@example.com||Romania|
|Pro Danube Management GmbH||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||AUSTRIA|
|Black Sea - Danube Association of Research and Development||ERDF email@example.com||BULGARIA|
|The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||HUNGARY|
|Danube Delta National Institute||ERDF email@example.com||ROMANIA|
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