Transportation and Sustainable Urban Development
Creating Sustainable Infrastructure
Efficient transportation systems and low-emission vehicles are essential for achieving climate change goals and advancing sustainable, resilient and equitable development. Comprehensive urban strategies such as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that integrate sustainable mobility with land use development generate economic benefits for individuals, governments and businesses. Cross-sectoral approaches such as linking electric vehicle and clean energy initiatives promote synergies between climate policies and infrastructure investments.
CCAP’s Sustainable Transportation Program aims to reduce GHG emissions by advancing the development, finance, implementation and evaluation of sustainable transportation policies and programs. These efforts link national policies, local planning and projects with advanced technology solutions and private sector investment to support transformative change and lasting solutions on sustainable transportation.
What We Do
- CCAP conducts research and policy analysis in support of transformative policies that reduce GHG emissions while enhancing prosperity and improving quality of life.
- We help partners craft effective transport NAMAs that receive climate finance.
- We help design innovative monitoring and evaluation programs to track policy progress and improve performance.
- We provide technical and policy assistance to governments at all levels, in the US and abroad.
- We develop policy ideas and recommendations for implementing them.
- We conduct stakeholder dialogues to uncover common ground and craft effective solutions.
- CCAP functions as translator and liaison between transportation and climate policy experts and between federal policy makers and state and local practitioners.
CCAP worked on the ground with leading Colombian stakeholders to develop an innovative Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA that integrates transport and land-use planning at the local level. The NAMA is designed to promote better-planned, walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods, to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and also reduce household transportation costs, expand access to jobs and services, and improve social inclusion.
CCAP is supporting the development of a NAMA and a climate finance proposal, based on the comprehensive plan for sustainable urban mobility in the Panama City metro region that aims to optimize transportation systems, reduce emissions and improve quality of life. The NAMA would leverage billions of dollars of investment in the Metro system, build institutional capacity for the sustainable mobility program and support implementation of 6 catalytic projects.
CCAP is supporting developing of a low-emissions transport NAMA to reduce GHG emissions from this economically important sector. We are supporting development of a national plan and a national program to provide technical and financial assistance for implementation of low-emissions transportation initiatives.