Modelling of transport volumes for road, rail and inland waterways for the whole world between 1990 and 2100

The main goal of QUANTIFY was to quantify the climate impact of global and European transport systems for the present situation and for several scenarios of future development. The climate impact of various transport modes (land surface, shipping, aviation) was assessed, including those of long-lived greenhouse gases like CO2 and N2O, and in particular the effects of emissions of ozone precursors and particles, as well as of contrails and ship tracks. The project goal included the provision of forecasts and other policy-relevant advice, which were supplied to governments and to international assessments of climate change and ozone depletion, such as the IPCC reports (Kyoto Protocol) and WMO-UNEP ozone assessments (Montreal Protocol). Using significantly improved transport emission inventories, better evaluated and hence more reliable models, these new forecasts in QUANTIFY represent a considerable improvement of current predictions. The provision of land surface transport volumes was the responsibility of TML.


Final report


Presentation GEIA 2006 Open Conference: Borken_al_EmInvRoad2000_GEIA_edited.pdf

January 2008, Paper published by TRB: "Global and Country Inventory of Road Passenger and Freight Transportation: Fuel Consumption and Emissions of Air Pollutants in Year 2000"


2005 - 2008

funded by

European Commission, 6th Framework Programme


Filip Vanhove, Laurent Franckx, Griet De Ceuster


DLR (project leader), TML, KTI, DNV, MMU, UIO, ...


Filip Vanhove

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 003893