Compact Cities Electrified: Roadmaps
Addressing the climate crisis will require rapid, sustained transformation in every country and every sector of industrial activity. In The Compact City Scenario – Electrified report, researchers from ITDP and the University of California, Davis (with support from the ClimateWorks Foundation) modeled the global changes that will be necessary to decarbonize urban passenger transport. The team found that only through vehicle electrification and modal shift combined can urban transport emissions be reduced enough to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C.
While this original report was both global and regional, ITDP is now producing a series of country-specific Compact Cities Electrified: Roadmaps that will leverage local contexts and data to outline various regional scenarios for the future of urban transport.
The first roadmap in the series takes a closer look at Egypt to identify four highly ambitious, but feasible, scenarios for the next 30 years of Egypt’s urban transport sector.
Among the four scenarios — Business-As-Usual, High Electrification, High Shift, and Electrification + Shift — the brief finds that only an Electrification + Shift approach can help Egypt effectively reduce its urban transport emissions and help the country address the effects of the climate crisis.
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