GIZ Sourcebook Module 5e: Transport and Climate Change

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Greenhouse gas emissions from transport are a key contributor to global climate change. In addressing the impacts of climate change through sustainable transport instruments, cities are also able to benefit from a range of co-benefits. This module focuses on the sustainable transport instruments available that will help achieve both reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and co-benefits. The module will discuss how decision-makers and administrations may implement and finance these instruments.

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This tool is included in the Transportation Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

When to Use This Tool

While building a low emission strategy for your country's transportation system, this tool is most useful during these key phases of the process:

Learn more about the key actions you need to take to build a successful LEDS.

How to Use This Tool

This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:

  • Avoid - Cut the need for travel
  • Shift - Change to low-carbon modes
  • Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

This sourcebook on sustainable urban transport addresses the key areas of a sustainable transport policy framework for a developing city. The sourcebook consists of more than 25 modules. It is also complimented by a series of training documents and other material available from

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