TEPR Projects: Sustainable transport
Transport has a wide range of environmental impacts. The most pressing problem is transport’s contribution to climate change, as transport is the source of around 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. The most common greenhouse gas emitted by transport is carbon dioxide (CO2) and reducing these emissions is proving to be a challenge.
Contributing to climate change is, however, far from being transport’s only adverse impact. In urban areas, road transport is the largest contributor to poor air quality and high levels of noise. The construction and location of transport infrastructure can have negative impacts on biodiversity and wildlife, while many people are killed annually in transport accidents.
Ian Skinner and TEPR have worked extensively on sustainable transport. The more general reports on sustainable transport include:
Between 2014 and 2019, TEPR’s Ian Skinner was the ‘Sustainable Urban Mobility’ expert on the European Commission’s expert panel for the annual European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf Award.