Intervention 1 - Create an enabling environment for coordinating policies at national level to achieve a sustainable transport system:

A sustainable transport system can result in substantial reductions in CO2 emissions relative to a conventional transport system. Such a system   aligns development objectives with climate objectives.  The project will assess policies and actions that support climate policies and transport investments by developing a Transport Action Plan at the national level in cooperation with multiple stakeholders. The Transport Action Plan would include the following components:

  • Sustainability Indicators
    Sustainability indicators at national and city level, including indicators for measuring inclusiveness.

  • Integrated Assessment at National Level
    An integrated assessment spanning a period from 2010 till 2050 using an integrated modelling framework.  The assessment employs scenario methodology to carry out policy analysis and propose a road map for sustainable transport.

  • Fuel Efficiency Policy Study
    The Government of India is proposing a policy of mandating fuel efficiency norms for cars.  In this context a study for mapping current vehicle technologies, policy environment and analysis of future emissions, would be undertaken.

  • Case Studies
    Four in depth case studies to improve the information about sustainability impacts of the following transport systems / infrastructures:

    • Metro transport systems,
    • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems,
    • Non motorised transport (NMT) modes,
    • Dedicated rail freight corridor, and
    • One case study to understand climate impacts on a large infrastructure project.
  • Adaptation

    • Development of a Framework for Climate Proofing

Intervention 2 - Building capacities of cities in improving mobility with lower CO2 emissions:

There are 35 cities with a population of more than 1 million in India and many more will join this group in the immediate future. However most of these cities do not have good infrastructure for low carbon mobility like walking and cycling. Public transport is not convenient and reliable, besides being unaffordable for the poor. This has resulted in fast growth of private modes like two wheelers, cars, etc. and reduced mobility for poor people.

The fast growth in vehicle populations has contributed to congestion, environmental problems, health problems and fatalities. An improvement in non motorised transport infrastructure, and better choices for public transport can lead to improving mobility for all, positive health impacts and significant reduction in CO2 emissions. The project aims to achieve this by creating a vision for sustainable transport through the development of Low Carbon Mobility Plans at city level. These plans provide a road map with elaborate investment requirements and infrastructure choices.  The key components include:

  • Methodology for Low Carbon Mobility Plans
    A methodology for analyzing future mobility scenarios, technology choices, CO2 emissions, inclusiveness and climate proofing.

  • Development of Low Carbon Mobility Plans for Cities
    The methodology for low carbon mobility would be applied in up to four cities. Capacity building will be provided to the cities in developing these plans.

  • Guidebook on preparing Low Carbon Mobility Plans for Cities
    The methodology would be converted into a guidebook for preparing low carbon mobility plans for wider application in other cities.

  • Preparation of project proposals
    In each of the cities at least one project proposal will be developed for funding. Capacity building will be provided to selected cities in developing project proposals.



In Focus

Newsletter, Issue 3
December 2012

Key Project Interventions