Globally, nearly a quarter of all energy related carbon emissions come from the transport sector making transport critical to achieving the ambitious Paris Agreement. The contribution from low- and middle-income (LMICs) countries to transport emissions has historically been low compared to the rest of the world, but they are increasing in line with increased prosperity and growing economies. It is also true the LMICs are most vulnerable to the impact of climate change.
Our research is contributing to more climate resilient transport by providing knowledge and capacity to support evidence-based choices. The HVT programme is focused on climate change mitigation, adaptation and climate finance and much of our current research is informing practices that will contribute to GHG reduction.