Beyond best practices: closing the gaps in the passenger policy framework

This project seeks to identify overlaps in the policy framework for passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania and close the existing gaps, providing examples of best practice from other countries. This project is part of the European Climate Initiative – a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Project period
October, 2020 – January, 2023

Funders
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
European Climate Initiative EUKI

Partners
WiseEuropa, Poland
2celsius, Romania
DV Centras, Lithuania
Clean Air Action Group, Hungary

Contacts
Dr. Andrzej Ancygier, Berlin, Germany

Image: Sergey Galyonkin

The policy framework for passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania has numerous gaps and overlaps, making it ineffective and inefficient.

The environmental and health-related costs of carbon-intensive modes of transport are not fully addressed and solutions that could contribute to cutting emissions and improving citizens’ quality of life are not consistently promoted. Linkages with other sectors, e.g. urban planning, digitalisation, or employment, are also not reflected in the policy framework.

This project aims to provide recommendations to close these gaps, using best practice examples from other countries, regions and cities.

It will start by comprehensively mapping transport policy for each of the countries using a Transport Emissions Disaggregation Tool (TEDi Tool). The Tool will not only quantify the impact of different factors driving emissions (such as emissions per vehicle, activity levels, or load factors), but will also identify measures that can reduce emissions, while increasing access to low carbon mobility options.

On the basis of this assessment, the project will provide recommendations to policy makers and transportation planners at the national and regional levels. The outcomes of the project will also identify interlinkages with other policy areas and co-benefits that could aid a transformation towards zero emissions passenger transport.

To ensure the ownership and relevance of the project’s results, it will be carried out with strong involvement of local decision makers, mobility providers, and representatives of civil society, academia and industry.

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.