First UNEP low-carbon transport initiative takes on Indian cities
India’s Ministry of Environment & Forests and the Ministry of Urban Development have launched a project called “Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India” as the first-ever transportation project to be financed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The initiative will see the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) work together to help reduce carbon emissions in India’s cities, which are among the most polluted in the world.
The institutions will co-operate at a national level to try and create a working, efficient, sustainable transport system across the whole country.
According to Cleantechnica, CEPT will focus on inclusiveness and mobility; IIT-D will design the technological aspects; and IIM-A will draw up an integrated plan for using a low carbon transport system in the cities.If successful, India’s low carbon transport initiative will become a model to inspire other developing countries who may want to create their own low carbon transport systems, the ministry said.