Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Lifecycle Assessment of Emerging Urban Transport Business Models

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The transport and mobility ecosystem is rapidly changing but much remains unknown about what these changes may mean in terms of delivering better outcomes. More choices and a more diverse ecosystem of transport options will most likely improve people’s welfare – but what can be said about societal welfare? Understanding what these changes may mean in terms of impacting resource use, energy efficiency, energy diversification, local air quality and climate outcomes is of paramount importance to inform public policy. The ITF project will help to assess the full lifecycle impacts imacts of selected emerging urban transport business models and technologies that are bound to transform the mobility landscape. The assessment will, at this stage, only look to passenger urban transport models and not freight. Part of this assessment will look at the efficiency and CO2 impacts of various energy production and delivery pathways. It will also help to chart out where existing life cycle assessment (LCA) approaches, methodologies and assumptions will have to be adapted to account for emerging urban transport business models.

This Workshop is the kick-off meeting of the project.


Overview of Shared Mobility: Growth, Trends, and Indicators to Watch. Adam Cohen, University of California Berkeley, United States.

Emerging Mobility Solutions and their Impact on Practices. Marion Lagadic, 6t Consultancy, France.

Life-cycle Analysis of Vehicles and Materials with the GREET LCA Model. Michael Wang and Jarod Kelly, Argonne National Laboratory, United States.

Life-cycle Assessment of Different Transport Options: the EC-Industry JEC Analysis. Marta Yugo, Concawe Science Executive (representing the JEC Consortium, European Union).

The Global EV Outlook 2019: Life-cycle Analysis. Marine Gorner, International Energy Agency (IEA).

GWP Assessment: Lessons from Case Studies of Road Construction and Maintenance; Building LCA Tools at National and European Level (2001-2016). Agnès Jullien and Michel Dauvergne, IFSTTAR, France.

The Importance of Infrastructure in Transport LCA and how to Consider it.  Anne de Bortoli, University of Patras, Greece.

More information on the project

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