Abstract for: Reducing CO2 Emissions due to a shift from Road to Cabotage Transport of Cargo in Brazil

This work evaluates the impact of existing policies in the Brazilian National Plan for Logistics and Transport (PNLT) on CO2 emissions due to the transport of domestic cargo. We build a formal system dynamics model capturing the causal relationships influencing the modal shift from road to cabotage transport of cargo in Brazil. Scenarios are charted to understand the impact of PNLT policies on CO2 emissions(?) and the implications for the transport infrastructure. Our analysis shows that pressure to reduce CO2 emissions plays a critical role accelerating the modal shift from road to cabotage.