Modal shift for an environmental lift - MOSEL

Different initiatives and analysis advocate a shift to less environmentally damaging modes as a tool to achieve the Swedish environmental objectives. The projekt Modal shift for an environmental lift, MOSEL, analyses under which conditions the shift of goods from road to rail and waterborne transport can contribute to the fulfilment of the relevant Swedish environmental objectives 2030.

The project is performed by researchers from VTI, the Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. It is funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

More information on research for sustainable transports finansed by the Swedish Environmental Proction Agency (in Swedish)external link.

Information on the project will be published here on a continuous basis.

We publish almost all of our research results in the Academic Archive Online, DiVA, which is a search service and an open archive for research publications.

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The overall objective is to analyse under which conditions the shift of goods from road to rail and to waterborne transport can contribute to the fulfilment of the relevant Swedish environmental objectives 2030. Waterborne transport comprises short sea shipping as well as inland waterway transport, with the latter being only of marginal importance in Sweden.

The overall objective can be divided into sub questions:

  1. Which policy instruments have the goal to shift goods from road to less environmentally damaging modes?
  2. What is their potential to achieve desired modal shifts?
  3. If, and how much, do they contribute to the different Swedish environmental objectives 2030?
  4. If not, which policy instruments are needed to increase/optimize freight transport's contributions to the Swedish environmental objectives?

Focus is on freight transport and shifts between road, rail and sea transport, except overseas transport.

A description of the projekt MOSEL, Modal shift to an environmental lift

Project group:

  • Inge Vierth (Project leader), VTI
  • Rune Karlsson, VTI
  • Kristina Holmgren, VTI
  • Magnus Johansson, VTI
  • Yvonne Andersson Sköld, VTI and Chalmers University of technology
  • Mikael Johannesson, VTI
  • Cecilia Gustafsson, VTI
  • Lena Nerhagen, VTI
  • Kevin Cullinane, VTI and University of Gothenburg
  • Anastasia Christodoulou, University of Gothenburg
  • Marta Gonzalez-Aregall, University of Gothenburg

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