TEPR Projects: low carbon and sustainable transport
Transport currently contributes around one quarter of the transport’s greenhouse gas emissions, which is mainly carbon dioxide (CO2), and reducing these emissions is proving to be a challenge. In urban areas, transport is the largest contributor to poor air quality and noise. Ian Skinner and TEPR have worked extensively on low carbon and sustainable transport more generally, including:
- Decarbonisation of EU Transport, which was undertaken for the European Parliament’s Transport Committee. This report involved an extensive literature review and policy analysis, including recommendations on future policy action.
- Air pollution and transport: Time to clear the air?, which was undertaken for the Campaign for Better Transport with TEPR Associate Malcolm Fergusson. This report involved a literature review and policy analysis, including recommendations on future policy action for national and local government. This report will be published by the end of 2017.
- Towards the decarbonisation of the EU’s transport sector by 2050, which was the final report of the first ‘EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050’ projects undertaken for the European Commission. The project involved literature reviews, extensive engagement with stakeholders and quantitative and qualitative analysis, including the development of an illustrative scenarios tool.
- Knowledge Review of the Social and Distributional Impacts of DfT Climate Change Policy Options, which was undertaken for the Department for Transport (DfT). This report included a review of literature, and qualitative assessment of the potential social and distributional impacts of selected transport policies that might be implemented to reduce CO2 emissions.
- Instruments for Sustainable Transport in Europe, which also involved Malcolm Fergusson and was undertaken for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The report involved a literature review, quantitative assessment and policy analysis.
TEPR’s Ian Skinner is the content editor of the EST goes EAST website for UN Environment. Ian Skinner is also the author of the chapter on the EU’s policy on reducing CO2 emissions from transport, published in the Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2015).