Sustainable Transport Policyand Mobility Services

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.

Commuting on foot or by bicycle
More and more people commute to work. This pushes the transport infrastructure in many regions to its limits. An environmentally friendly alternative for commuters would be to walk or switch to bicycles. To achieve this, the infrastructural framework conditions must be created.

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.

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Zeit für den Kurswechsel: hin zu einer klimagerechten ressourcenleichten Gesellschaft

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Steering Land Transport in a Sustainable Direction with International Governance

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Mobility's Future

FactorY magazine on mobility in English published

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways

Policies, Institutions, and Coalitions for Low Carbon Transportation in Emerging Countries

Policy Options for a Decarbonisation of Passenger Cars in the EU

Recommendations Based on a Literature Review

Decarbonising the Transportation Sector

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

On a Pathway to Decarbonisation

A comparison of new passenger car CO2 emission standards and taxation measures in the G20 countries

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Ein Leitbild für die Verkehrswende im Stadtteil

Climate Change Mitigation Pathways for Southeast Asia

CO2 emissions reduction policies for the energy and transport sector

Sustainable Development Synergies and Factors of Change in the Transport Sector

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Von der Auto-Stadt zu einer Stadt des Umweltverbunds

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Warsaw Climate Change Conference in Slow Gear

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Urban Transport and Energy Efficiency

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Exploring Standardised Baselines for CDM and other Carbon Finance Mechanisms in Transport

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Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change

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Achieving Sustainable Mobility in Developing Countries

Suggestions for a Post-2012 Agreement

Handbuch zur Planung flexibler Bedienungsformen im ÖPNV

Beitrag zur Sicherung der Daseinsvorsorge in nachfrageschwachen Räumen

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Neue Mobilität in Städten

A Carbon-Free Munich

Study on the development of sustainable urban infrastructures published


Here you find research activities in the field of sustainable transport policy.

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