Cutting Urban Emissions with Policies that Promote Alternatives to Driving

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Decreasing the number of miles traveled by cars and trucks is one of the most impactful measures considered in a recent ICCT study of how road transport can limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to align with a pathway that stays well below 2 degrees of global warming. These reductions in vehicle activity can be achieved by reducing car dependence in cities and improving freight logistics. Here we’ll explore how deep these cuts in CO2 emissions could be and highlight some of the most promising policy options for cities seeking to realize these benefits.

 

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