T-MAPPER website launched

Online database tracks actions to mitigate transport emissions.
Source: EMBARQ
EMBARQ and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of a new report and website, Transport Measures And Policies to Promote Emission Reductions (T-MAPPER), that provides information and data on national policies that help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.
The transport sector currently accounts for a fifth of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and transport energy-related CO2 emissions are predicted to increase by 1.7 percent per year from 2004 to 2030. A large proportion of these emissions take place outside of Europe, and the largest growth is anticipated in developing countries.
The European Commission (EC) commissioned the T-MAPPER study to better understand and support the actions being taken outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to mitigate transport emissions.
The project team was led by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), with support from the Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS), the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and EMBARQ.
According to the website, the project aims to:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of policies being enacted outside the EEA to reduce the climate impact of the transport sector, some of which could be transferred to EEA countries, and;
  • Provide information on possible mechanisms to support the reduction, or avoidance, of increases in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from transport (in other areas of the world).

To learn more, download the full report, two-page summaries for each of the 20 countries currently included in the database, or the data spreadsheets. EMBARQ contributed information about transport emissions reduction policies in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.
Transport and climate experts are encouraged to submit information about policies that help cut transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by filling out this simple online form.
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