Environment & Climate Change

 Environment, Climate change and Transport

Scientific consensus on climate change has grown rapidly in recent years as advances in analysis have been achieved. As evidenced by the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 (IPCC), the reality of climate change is now broadly accepted by both national and internationally-recognized scientific organizations and governments.

Climate change is one amongst the major issues facing the transport sector today, especially in developing countries, which are more vulnerable to its negative impacts.

Efficient and effective transportation systems are essential to economic and social development. Yet, transport affects our environment in a multitude of ways: biodiversity loss, landscape alteration, water ways pollution, etc. (World Bank Handbook Roads and the Environment - World Bank 1997).

The challenge we are all confronted with is how to enhance mobility while at the same time preserving the environment and our quality of life.

Read more in the gtKP Environment, Climate Change & Transport information sheet.

This section of the gTKP website is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing in order to address these issues. It provides a focal point for accessing detailed knowledge (policies, issues and actions) and information (key resources, organizations and expertise) grouped within the following topics areas.

This page is managed by the gTKP Environment & Climate Change Theme Champion, Susanna Zammataro (susanna.zammataro@gtkp.com).