The European Union (EU) has taken concrete steps towards climate mitigation in recent years. In 2019, the EU officially committed to making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 when it presented the European Green Deal. This ambitious undertaking asks key sectors and industries to massively reducing their carbon footprint. To address the transport sector’s carbon shortcomings, the EU launched the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy  in 2020 to spur a 90% reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in part by inspiring a modal shift to rail. To realise this increased ambition, the European Commission (EC) presented the Fit for 55 package proposals in July 2021, aiming to revise the entire EU climate and energy framework.

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