As the effects of economic development and urbanization place an ever greater strain on transportation networks worldwide, the traditional practices used to meet the rising demand have become unsustainable. The costs associated with a growing automobile fleet and increasing road network capacity include air and noise pollution, accidents, congestion, social inequality, and climate change.
ITDP’s work, centered on climate and transport policy in the multinational development community, helps ensure that global institutions support, enable, and fund socially, economically and environmentally sustainable transportation, particularly in the world’s most rapidly growing cities. In the absence of an effective global agreement to limit greenhouse gases (GHGs), many countries and cities are setting their own goals and taking action to mitigate emissions and adapt to climate change.
ITDP works on three tracks to support, develop, and expand sustainable transportation policies:
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