Sustainable Development Synergies and Factors of Change in the Transport Sector
The 25th volume of "Transportation Research Procedia" includes full papers which have been successfully reviewed and presented at the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, on 10-15 July 2016. Wuppertal Institute's Oliver Lah contributed two papers. In "Factors of Change: The influence of policy environment factors on climate change mitigation strategies in the transport sector", Lah applies some well established political science theories on the particular example of climate change mitigation in the transport sector in order to identify some of the factors that could help explain the variations in success of policies and strategies in this sector. In "Sustainable development synergies and their ability to create coalitions for low-carbon transport measures", he shows that low-carbon transport generates significant and quantifiable benefits that can create a basis for political and societal coalitions. The analysis is based on Avoid-Shift-Improve approaches and case studies from Germany, Colombia, India, and Singapore. Both papers are available for free download via ScienceDirect.