Globally, transport is responsible for approximately a third of total carbon emissions. This is a challenge, and a tremendous opportunity to deliver decarbonisation through concerted action across the industry.
Around the world, roughly 140 countries have either committed to or are agreeing to net zero targets. This covers close to 90 per cent of total global emissions. Decarbonising transport is imperative to achieve these goals.
To achieve net zero land transport, we need to think about where we can have impact and what interventions are appropriate where. This will help us prioritise our efforts and target the right actions for maximum impact.
Widespread adoption of what we already have in policies, infrastructure solutions, and technologies is a key starting point. However, the transport industry must go beyond adopting what we already have. To go further, we will need to develop a ‘systems thinking’ approach.
Our whitepaper showcases our framework and the thinking needed to help catalyse this opportunity and how we've applied it to help cities on their transport decarbonisation journey. It provides three lenses for decarbonisation: spheres of influence, the transport lifecycle and organisational maturity to help guide the transport decarbonisation efforts of governments, authorities, and other decision makers.