The urgent need for decarbonization has broadened the scope of transportation policy from improving network conditions, such as reducing congestion or improving accessibility, to include sustainability considerations, promoting zero-emission mobility, and climate change adaptation measures. While these measures are critical in reducing the carbon footprint of the transportation sector, they can also have unintended social impacts that may disproportionately affect certain populations. Therefore, the inclusion of social criteria in the design of transport plans takes on particular significance.
This new case study can support policymakers and planners by offering concrete illustrations on how to address social aspects within the context of the decarbonization of the transport sector. The research, conducted by the Economic Policy Center of ESADE (EsadeEcPol), is the outcome of the collaboration between the Regional Government of Andalusia and JASPERS.
The paper summarizes and reviews key transport measures at European and national level, which are relevant for transport planning in metropolitan areas and that conform the strategic framework for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the Metropolitan Area of Granada (Spain). It also includes an initial screening of the traditional types of measures that can be proposed in such a plan.
A strategy for the EU integration of the Ukrainian and Moldovan rail systems was published by the European Commission on the 11.07.2023.
The strategy will guide the future implementation of the EU-gauge corridors in Ukraine and Moldova. The document suggests that the European track gauge on lines to Lviv and Chiṣinău should be deployed as a first step to improving connections between Poland and Ukraine, and between Romania and Moldova.
Water and air transportation are critical to trade between the European Union and the rest of the world. But these channels also connect people, while their industries create jobs and make other vital contributions to our economy.
Crucial as they are, air, maritime and inland waterway routes should connect efficiently with other transport networks, like roads and rail.
JASPERS can help you:
Trains are a safe, sustainable way of connecting people and businesses across the continent. This eco-friendly mode of transport can help the European Union become climate-neutral by 2050.
JASPERS can support rail projects to work towards the green and digital transitions by:
Road transport is indispensable to economic growth and the free movement of people and goods. It is part of an efficient, accessible, safe and green multimodal transport system that promotes European economic progress, enhances competitiveness and offers quality mobility services. However, investments in road networks must be carefully planned, prepared and implemented to control the negative environmental impacts of this mode of transport.
To be fit for funding by the European Union and international financing institutions like the European Investment Bank, road investments must now comply with stricter requirements ensuring that they will serve EU policy goals efficiently.
JASPERS can help you prepare technically sound, economically viable projects, in compliance with environmental legislation, to:
More than 70% of EU citizens live in cities, and urban mobility is often the single largest investment area of a city’s budget.
Accounting for 23% of all transport-generated greenhouse gas emissions, cities need sustainable urban mobility plans and carefully prepared investments if they are to provide affordable local services, improve urban air quality and reach their climate targets.
JASPERS can support you in: