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Decarbonising Transport initiative: Projects and Reports


Understanding Consumer Vehicle Choice: A New Car Fleet Model for France

ITF Transport Outlook 2019

Tax Revenue Implications of Decarbonising Road Transport: Scenarios for Slovenia

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

Towards Road Freight Decarbonisation: Trends, Measures and Policies

Active projects

Electrifying postal delivery vehicles - A cost-benefit assessment of a pilot program in Korea
This project assesses the CO2, environmental, safety and other effects of replacing conventional motorcycles with electric vehicles for postal delivery services in Korea. The study draws on data that will be collected during trial periods in 2019. The ITF is working in close co-operation with the Korea Automotive Technology Institute.

Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies
The Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) project aims to help national governments and other stakeholders to identify transport measures and establish pathways to reduce transport CO2 emissions and meet their climate goals and NDCs. The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It will be implemented in collaboration with The Wuppertal Institute (WI). More information

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

Decarbonising Transport in Latin American Cities
This project will help identify policy measures for decarbonising transport in three Latin American Cities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires and Mexico City) and beyond. It will contribute to the building of strategic transport models for these cities, allowing them to develop transport decarbonisation scenarios. It will also strengthen co-operation among different local, national and international stakeholders in the form of stakeholder events and workshops. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and is funded by IDB’s Regional Public Goods initiative. 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).

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