Mitigating the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Travel



Increasing population, economic development and transport growth in urban areas require the urgent implementation of policies to address the burgeoning transport impact on global climate change. Total transport demand has increased over the past few decades in both developed and developing cities due to increases in the use of motor vehicles, trips per capita, trip length, number of households, technology advancement, and declining prices. As cities transform, so must their policies and measures in order to reduce transport carbon emissions.

What policies and measures are available and needed to reduce urban transport carbon emissions? What are the priorities for rapidly growing urban areas?

This session will address these key questions while focusing on some pertinent issues, such as passenger transport in Chinese and Indian cities, shared and automated mobility, fuel efficiency standards, as well as integrated land use and transport planning.


  • Philippe Crist, Economist, and Wei-Shiuen Ng, Analyst, International Transport Forum
  • Michael Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at New York City Department of Transportation, United States
  • Sheila Watson, Director of Environment, FIA Foundation


December 02, 2015 - December 02, 2015


OECD Pavilion, Blue Zone, Paris-Le Bourget


Contact Person:

Mary Crass:

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