Decarbonising the transport sector requires bold policy action at the local and national level. Interventions need to be complementary and mutually reinforcing to foster innovation, ensure equitable access and boost the transition towards sustainable mobility.
There are a range of measures that local and national governments can take to shape the energy consumption and the sustainability of transport systems through regulation, research and development and fiscal policies that discourage inefficiencies and generate funding for investments in low-carbon transport infrastructure and services.
The Wuppertal Institute aims to contribute with its research to a transformation towards a sustainable transport system by providing comprehensive policy advice that take into account the interplay of measures and different levels of governance. This considers that mobility needs to be socially and ecologically compatible, gender-sensitive, economically efficient and accessible for all. To guide policy recommendations, the potentials of different measures, development requirements and their feasibility are assessed in the institute's analyses.
Here you find publications on sustainable transport policy.
Here you find research activities in the field of sustainable transport policy.