Which are the technologies showcased in Pau
Reaching climate neutrality by 2050 requires every sector of our economy and society to significantly reduce its GHG emissions. The transport sector which is responsible for almost 25 percent of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and has a critical role to play, but its decarbonisation entails unique challenges. Transport is indeed the backbone of the French and European economy and we need to ensure our transport system, while progressively decarbonising, remains competitive, energy-secure and affordable.
The challenge of climate neutrality is colossal and there is not single solution. While electrification and hydrogen are important technologies for reducing transport’s GHG emissions, low-carbon liquid fuels can decrease now emissions from the existing passenger car fleet as well as from the hard-to-decarbonise heavy-duty road transport, aviation and maritime transport sectors.
The city of Pau in its ambition to be in line with the EU’s 2050 climate objective and do its share by reaching climate neutrality by 2040, decided to resume its historic race, the Grand Prix de Pau, with the forward-looking objective of reducing the carbon footprint of the event by the use of low-carbon technologies for all if the races.