Decarbonising the Transportation Sector

Policy options, synergies, and institutions to deliver on a low-carbon stabilisation pathway

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  • News 17.10.2017

Transport plays a key role in delivering on the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the New Urban Agenda. While providing essential services to society and economy, transport is also an important part of the economy, and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges.

The paper "Decarbonizing the transportation sector: policy options, synergies, and institutions to deliver on a low-carbon stabilization pathway" outlines the key elements of a low-carbon stabilisation pathway for land transport, focusing on the potential of key policy measures at the local and national level, opportunities for synergies of sustainable development and climate change objectives, and governance and institutional issues affecting the implementation of measures. It combines several approaches to provide an integrated view on the decarbonisation of the transport sector based on recent literature. Furthermore, the potential of climate change mitigation pathways is assessed and their feasibility analysed in the context of policy and institutional aspects. This combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis to measure the potential, options, and feasibility of climate change mitigation strategies in the transport sector aims to synthesise recent papers on the subject and draw conclusions for future research.

The paper "Decarbonizing the transportation sector: policy options, synergies, and institutions to deliver on a low-carbon stabilization pathway" by Oliver Lah, Head of the Research Unit Mobility and International Cooperation at the Wuppertal Institute, was published in "Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energie and Environment", volume 6, issue 5. It is available for free download online.