Closing Gaps in the Passenger Transport Policy Framework
Reducing emissions from passenger transport in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania by improving the respective policy frameworks.
Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania
11/20 - 02/23
Civil Society, NGOs, Public sector, Cities, towns and municipalities
- Association 2Celsius
- Centre for Sustainable Development
- Clean Air Action Group
Numerous gaps and overlaps characterise the policy frameworks on emissions from passenger transport in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania. This makes them ineffective and inefficient. The frameworks fail to adequately address the environmental and health-related costs of carbon-intensive modes of transport. Thus, they are not able to promote solutions that could contribute to cutting emissions and improving citizens’ quality of life. Furthermore, the frameworks do not adequately include other sectors such as urban planning, digitalisation or employment.
To achieve its goal, the project first conducts a comprehensive transport policy mapping for each of the selected countries using a Transport Emissions Disaggregation Tool (TEDi Tool). This allows to quantify the impact of different drivers on emissions and to identify which measures contribute to emissions reductions while increasing low-carbon mobility options. On the basis of this assessment, the project provides recommendations on improving the policy frameworks. In doing so, it also relies on best practice examples from other countries, regions ,and cities and adapts them to local circumstances. Furthermore, the project identifies interlinkages with other policy areas, using inter-sectoral cooperation to support the transformation towards a net-zero passenger transport. Policy measures have to ensure participation of all stakeholders if they are to be accepted and considered relevant by society – therefore, the project makes sure to involve local decision makers, mobility providers as well as representatives of civil society, academia, and industry into each step of the project.