The Japanese Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS) are carrying out a global backcasting study on the pathways to a 50% reduction in global CO2 emissions from transport by 2050 through a series of regional studies. The Transport Studies Unit (TSU) is advising them on the methodology and the linkages between the various elements of the study including the targets for the 6 regional studies.
The preliminary results of this work were presented in a symposium held in Copenhagen on 5th December 2009 as part of the events leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). The main results will be available in mid 2010.
For more information on this research project please contact Prof. David Banister.