The Energy Efficiency Navigator for Urban Transport

  • Project no.1270
  • Duration 08/2010 - 10/2011

To face the need for energy-efficient urban transport especially in emerging and developing countries, a so called navigator was compiled by the Wuppertal Institute on behalf of the German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ): It meets the need for a handbook of possibilities to increase energy efficiency in urban transport with a structural review of urban transport "adjusting screws", providing a compilation and analysis of instruments and strategies to obtain a sustainable urban transport in emerging and developing countries.
While discussing approaches and procedures towards a less carbon intensive urban transport and the concept of energy efficiency itself, the navigator also provides case studies as well as an analysis of specific energy efficiency measures.
Moreover, the practical part of the navigator is structured according to 15 different actors from the governmental and private sector, thus establishing a handbook for decision makers for urban transport measures promoting efficient transport.
Side effects such as rebound effects and the investor-user dilemma are discussed as well as co-benefits of energy efficiency measures for relevant stakeholders.