European cities revive tram networks to cut transport emissions

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Date of Publication: May 7

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Brussels, Belgium

Publisher: Politico

Author(s): Aitor Hernández-Morales, Joshua Posaner

An old form of transport is new again thanks to pressure to decarbonize.

LISBON — Yellow eléctricos, or trams, aren’t just iconic symbols of the Portuguese capital.

They’re also elements of early 20th-century transit that are gaining new relevance as the European Union boosts electric mobility in an effort to reach its 2050 climate-neutrality target — which means emissions from transport will have to fall by about 90 percent.

Many EU countries — including Portugal — are making decarbonized urban transport a central pillar of their pandemic recovery fund spending plans, now being sent for approval to the European Commission.

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