TEPR Projects: Support for climate mitigation policies in transport, internationally
The environmental and other problems caused by transport are not limited to Europe. Environmental problems, such as climate change and poor air quality, are global problems to which all countries contribute (although the extent of their contributions varies significantly). However, thankfully, many of the solutions, including those in the transport sector, are also similar, although these will need to be tailored to take account of local circumstances and needs.
As a result of its experience in the EU and UK, TEPR (and TEPR’s Ian Skinner) is increasingly working in other countries around the globe to support countries in addressing the adverse impacts of their transport policies. Ongoing work includes:
- UK PACT Programme. TEPR is proud to contribute to the UK PACT roster of experts. The UK PACT programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The programme aims to improve the capacity and capability of key institutions in partner countries so that they can deliver accelerated GHG emission reductions and raise the ambition of countries’ targets (in the form of their Nationally Determined Contributions; NDCs) in order to help to deliver the aspirations of the UN’s Paris Agreement.
Examples of our other work and reports to which Ian Skinner / TEPR has contributed include:
- Energy efficiency 2022. Ian Skinner of TEPR, and TEPR Associate Marianne Pearson, contributed with research and advice to the 2022 version of this annual IEA report. For more information on the reports, see our blog.
- Assessment of climate change mitigation potentials and actions in Uganda’s transport sector. Ian Skinner of TEPR supported Ricardo and GIZ in providing support to Uganda for the development of mitigation scenarios for the country’s transport sector to inform the updating of the country’s NDC.
- Integrated Environmental Policies for Green Economy: sharing EU and China experiences in policy making. Ian Skinner of TEPR contributed to this report, which was undertaken in the context of the EU-China Environment Project (part of the EU-China Environmental Policy Dialogue). Ian drafted the section on EU experience with the integration of environmental considerations into transport policy and contributed to the drafting of the relevant recommendations. For more information on the project, see our blog.
- Riding towards the green economy: Cycling and green jobs, which was undertaken for UN Environment, WHO Europe and UNECE. The project involved a review of the methodologies used to assess the number of jobs associated with cycling, engagement with cities and regions around Europe in order to identify the number of cycling jobs and quantitative analysis. An article based on this report was subsequently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
- Unlocking new opportunities: Jobs in green and healthy transport, which was also undertaken for UN Environment, WHO Europe and UNECE. The report was developed to inform policy, and was based on a literature review and simple statistical analysis.
- EST goes EAST. Between 2013 and 2018, Ian Skinner of TEPR was the content editor of the EST goes EAST website for UN Environment.