Comparative Review of Measures on Climate Impact of Transport

The IPCC (2007) states that global cuts in GHG emissions of up to 50% in developing countries and over 80% in developed countries will be required by 2050 to keep climate change at non-dangerous levels. There are no sector specific sub-targets, but this nonetheless represents a particular challenge for the transport sector, which is one sector in which CO2 emissions are continuing to grow. To meet long term reduction targets, the transport sector must increase its contribution to emission reductions.

1. In-depth understanding of freight and passenger transport policies, measures and strategies and their impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.
2. In-depth knowledge of greenhouse mitigation policies, at global, national and local levels, including an up-to-date understanding of the developments around the climate change negotiations, the existing and proposed supporting mechanisms for mitigation, and the relationship between global and national/local climate policies.
3. Appreciation of transport in the wider context – including an understanding of both the impacts of developments in other sectors on transport, as well as the impact of transport on other sectors.

Official project title:
Comparative International Review of Third Country Measures to Reduce the Climate Impact of Transport

Donors and Partners:
European Commission Directorate – General Environment
TRL – Transport Research Laboratory (UK)
ISIS – Istituto di Studi per l‟Integrazione dei Sistemi
ECN – The Energy Research Centre (Netherlands)
EMBARQ – The Center for Sustainable Transport of the World Resources Institute
GTZ – German Agency for Technical Cooperation

Duration: March – July 2010

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