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Key Actions for Low-Emission Development in Transportation
Although no single approach or fixed process exists for low emission development strategies (LEDS), the following key actions are necessary steps for implementing LEDS in the transportation sector. Undertaking these actions requires flexibility to adapt to dynamic societal conditions in a way that complements existing climate and development goals in other sectors.
Planners, researchers, and decision-makers should customize this LEDS implementation framework for the specific conditions of their transport sector, choosing from relevant resources to achieve a comprehensive action plan. The key actions described in this framework are intended to guide decision makers rather than prescribe a specific methodology.
Utilize a holistic assessment of transportation development opportunities, known as the avoid, shift, improve (ASI) framework, to meet growing transport demand with less environmental impact. This approach widens the focus of transport development beyond conventional technologies to include solutions that consider the policies and behaviors driving the demand for transportation. It can guide economies to avoid the demand for transportation, shift the transport systems to less carbon-intensive modes, and improve transportation infrastructure and policies.
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