Links to recent activities and guidelines by the European Commission on this topic:
QUANTIFY, an Integrated Project coordinated by the DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, was recently started with a kick-off meeting in Landshut. It deals with the climate impact of transport and is funded until 2010 by the European Commission within the 6th research framework programme. QUANTIFY also includes the DLR Institute of Transport Research (Berlin) and the Research Flight Facility Oberpfaffenhofen. In total, 35 participants and 4 associated members from 16 European countries and the U.S.A. are cooperating in QUANTIFY. The research topics are organized in 8 closely linked subprojects. They focus on quantification of the impact of air, sea and land traffic on the global climate. Accompanying measurement campaigns with research aircraft are an innovative part of QUANTIFY. Further goals are the dissemination of results through a web portal with eLearning function, a summer school, and the organisation of an international conference.