GIZ Sourcebook Module 5h: Urban Transport and Energy Efficiency

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This module provides a comprehensive overview of measures, approaches and policies designed to promote greater energy efficiency in transport. Its focus is at the local level, where it helps decision makers and stakeholders to navigate the challenges they face. The module looks at the development of a transport system from the point of view of the stakeholders, focusing on the authorities, organizations and other institutions that actively shape urban transport systems and affect their efficiency. The module answers the question: 'Who can contribute to energy-efficient urban transport, and in what ways?'

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