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Low Carbon Transport

Non Motorised Transport

AVOID: The adverse impacts from internal combustion engines such as the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants like carbon dioxide and black carbon can be avoided. Promoting non-motorised transport (NMT) – walking, cycling and other modes running on human energy – means making this inherently clean form of transport increasingly used to meet daily mobility needs. High density and integrated transport planning are crucial ingredients to raise the modal share of NMT in cities. UNEP works closely with partners to support governments in making investments in multi-modal sustainable transport systems.

Young woman waiting for busin transit bus tunnel. © Stephen Matera/Aurora

SHIFT: UNEP activities aim to encourage the shift from automobiles to public transport and NMT, especially where there is heavy congestion, and also to prevent the shift from public transport and NMT to automobiles as income levels rise. The majority of the explosive growth in motor vehicles will take place in developing countries. To dampen the negative effects of rapid motorization, UNEP supports governments and partners in implementing policies, technologies and investments that lead to low-carbon, green transport on the ground.

Share the Road is the UNEP-led initiative that advocates a systematic inclusion on NMT infrastructure in urban road investments as a matter of policy. It combines the agendas for mitigating climate change, improving road safety and increasing accessibility to essential services by investing in NMT infrastructure. For more information…

       Meetings & Events
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Experience Sharing on Development of Low-carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plans (LCMPs) for Indian Cities
22-23 August 2013, Udaipur, India
Developing Policies and Strategies for Low Carbon Transport in India
24 August 2012, New Delhi, India
ICCT recommends hybrid diesel Euro IV buses for Eastern Africa cities
Addis Ababa - 30 July, Kampala - 1 August and Nairobi - 3 August
UN praises UK effort to make Olympics sustainable
27 July 2012, Bikya Masr
Kenya’s media raise awareness of local Infrastructure Concerns
21 June 2012, Daily Nation and the Star

Global Clean Fuels and Vehicles Database

The global Clean Fuels and Vehicles Database is a UNEP global public database for fuel quality, vehicle standards and its automotive fuel efficiency at the national level. 

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Auto Fuel Efficiency and Climate Change

This product is designed to provide policy makers and interested individuals and groups with overviews of policy tools and approaches to improving fleet-wide auto fuel efficiency and promote lower CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from cars, along with case studies that depict these approaches from developed and developing countries.

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UNEP/TNT Toolkit for Clean Fleet Strategy Development

This Toolkit will help you develop a strategy for reducing the envrionmental impacts of your fleet. To develop your own fleet strategy you need to follow the steps below. Start with opening the Step by Step action plan on this homepage.

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