The International Road Transport Union, representing truck, bus, coach and taxi operators in 74 countries from five continents, has committed to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030.

The move comes as the European Union’s General Assembly in Geneva unanimously adopted the IRU “30-by-30” Resolution, a voluntary road transport industry commitment.

The reduction will be calculated in terms of transport performance (ton and passenger-kilometres) and will use 2007 as the base year.

IRU president Janusz Lacny said that after achieving a commendable reduction in toxic emissions by up to 98% over the last 20 years, which significantly helped improve air quality, the road transport industry is now ready to contribute towards ambitious CO2 reduction targets.