The Urgent Need for "Smart Urban Transport" to Combat Climate Change in the People's Republic of China

Publication | November 2008
The Urgent Need for

ADB-supported technical assistance on resource optimization in PRC's road sector where a methodology on measuring CO2 emissions for road projects and a handbook on awareness of climate change and eco-transport were developed.


  • Increased transport and associated CO2 emissions contribute to climate change.
  • Cities are a primary emissions source.
  • Enhanced planning, use of technology, and incentives are "smart transport" options.