Low-Carbon Land Transport

Policy Handbook

  • Publications 01.03.2013

This book provides a guide for transport policymakers and planners on achieving low-carbon land transport systems and describes possible measures for reducing emissions. Based on wide ranging research, case studies from developed and developing countries and an overview of policy scenarios, the book presents a toolbox for decision-makers with a huge variety of measures which can be tailored to their specific circumstances. It also addresses the question of how policies can be bundled successfully and integrated in urban transport decision-making and planning. Practical information is given on how greenhouse gas savings are measured as well as success factors for implementing policies and measures in complex decision-making processes.



Part 1: The Transport Challenge: Drivers and Trends

Part 2: Strategies and Measures: Towards Intelligent Policy Packages

Part 3: Measuring Emissions and Reductions

Part 4: Managing the Transition to Low Carbon Transport



Daniel Bongardt is project director at GIZ - the German International Cooperation - and responsible for urban transport and climate change in China. Since 2009, he has developed GIZ's transport and climate change agenda. Before that, he worked at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, a think tank on sustainable development.


Felix Creutzig is senior research fellow and group leader in the Economics of Climate Change department at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). Felix is lead author of the upcoming IPCC Assessment Report on transportation and obtained his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin after graduating in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.


Hanna Hüging is Junior Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany). Her research focus is on energy-efficient and low-carbon transport strategies. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Cologne.


Ko Sakamoto is a transport economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Prior to joining ADB, he worked at the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), focusing on international climate change and sustainable transport policy. He holds an MA in Transport Economics from the University of Leeds.


Stefan Bakker has been a climate policy researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands in the area of climate change. He pursues a PhD on the topic of low-carbon development in the transport sector with the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Since October 2012, he implements the ASEAN-German project on Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector on behalf of GIZ.


Sudhir Gota works as a technical manager in the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Centre in Manila. He specialises in environmental issues related to transport and holds a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal.


Susanne Böhler-Baedeker is urban planning engineer and co-director of the research group "Energy, Transport and Climate Policy" at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. For her PhD thesis at the University of Dortmund she analysed the acceptance of different mobility services for individual mobility.



Daniel Bongardt, Felix Creutzig, Hüging Hanna, Ko Sakamoto, Stefan Bakker,

Sudhir Gota, Susanne Böhler-Baedeker:

Low-Carbon Land Transport - Policy Handbook

Routledge, Abingdon, 2013

264 pp.

ISBN 978-1-84971-377-1

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