Transport co-benefits evaluation tool guidebook
This paper acts as a guidebook for the co-benefits evaluation tool for the urban transport sector.
Emissions from the transport sector around 20% of global carbon emissions, however they are notoriously hard to reduce because of the fundamental importance mobility plays in social, economic and cultural activities. Nonetheless, there are a range of strategies available to the policymaker to change the composition of the transport sector which preserves mobility whilst lowering the emissions to the local and global environment.
The evaluation tool combines a quantitative spreadsheet of a simplified representation of the transport sector with an institutional evaluation to evaluate not just the magnitude of emission reductions from local air pollution and carbon emissions but also to determine barriers to implementation of policies and projects. It uses the ASIF framework of Schipper 6 al. (2000), which set the standard for low carbon transport modelling.