Urban Transport Strategy to Combat Climate Change in the People's Republic of China

Publication | March 2012

This publication examines the problems and issues of urban transport in relation to climate change in the People's Republic of China. It reviews international and local best practices for addressing such challenges. It also identifies policies, strategies, and measures to reduce CO2emissions from the transport sector and recommends applicable options for implementation in the People's Republic of China.

Possible strategic measures to reduce CO2emissions include (i) identification, selection, and implementation of "win-win" travel demand management measures that improve both the urban environment and the traffic situation with no budgetary burdens; (ii) removal of administrative barriers and distortions to urban efficiency and effectiveness that require administrative changes and reforms; (iii) legislative changes and physical investments to be considered after the "win-win" options have been exhausted; and (iv) strengthening of knowledge management and building of capacity for integrated sustainable transport management to mainstream transport energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Overview
  • Problems, Issues, and Challenges
  • Urban Transport Development in the People's Republic of China
  • Best Practices for Sustainable Transport Initiatives
  • Climate Change Funds for Urban Transport
  • Reform Strategies to Mitigate Emissions from Transport in the People's Republic of China
  • Bibliography