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Decarbonising Transport initiative: Projects and Reports


How to Better Reflect Transport in Climate Action Efforts

Is Low-Carbon Road Freight Possible?

How to Make Urban Mobility Clean and Green

How transport CO2 reduction pledges fall short

On Course Towards Carbon-Neutral Shipping?

Policy Priorities for Decarbonising Urban Passenger Transport

Transport CO2 and the Paris Climate Agreement

Decarbonising Maritime Transport

Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden

Lightening Up: How Less Heavy Vehicles Can Help Cut CO2 Emissions

ITF Transport Outlook 2017

Active projects

Decarbonising Transport in Europe
This project will help to identify policy measures for the decarbonisation of transport in Europe and contribute to the construction of Europe-wide transport models, data collections and scenarios. It will also strengthen co-operation among different international stakeholders. The project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 831743. More information

Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles
This study will develop scenarios for future Heavy Duty vehicle emissions based on different types of fuel efficiency standards and non-technological measures. It aims to assess their potential in achieving low-carbon road freight. The scenarios include a rapid expansion of existing fuel efficiency standards to selected regions; an increase in the rate of stringency in existing HDV fuel efficiency standards; the implementation of non-technological measures, such as vehicle or route optimisation, and a combination of fuel efficiency standards and non-technological measures. The project is funded by the FIA Foundation. 

How Consumer Choose Vehicles: The Case of France
The objective of this project is to improve understanding of French consumers’ vehicle choices. A robust forecast of the future structure of the vehicle fleet is essential to design policies that support government climate objectives. The project will build a fleet model able to forecast the penetration rate of electric vehicles in the fleet.

Shared Mobility Simulations for Lyon
This project examines how new shared transport modes could change the future of mobility in the Lyon Metropolitan Area in France. It provides indicators for the impact of shared mobility solutions on accessibility, metro/rail use, required parking space, congestion and CO2 emissions. The work is part of a series of studies on shared mobility in different urban and metropolitan contexts. 

Global CO2 Emissions from Tourism
This project will provide a breakdown of tourism-related global CO2 emissions by region. It analyses region-specific tourism demand, average travel distance, technology advancement, and the impact of different transport modes on CO2 emissions. The results will update and expand previous work from 2008, which estimated tourism-related CO2 emissions at around 5% of global emissions. The project is carried out in collaboration with the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

ITF Transport Outlook 2019
The ITF Transport Outlook provides an overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as long-term prospects for transport demand to 2050, for freight (maritime, air and surface), passenger transport (car, rail and air) and CO2 emissions. The 2019 edition will specifically examine the impact of potential disruptions to transport systems.

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