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Addressing Transportation's Impact: A Starter Guide to Reducing Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An Introduction to Addressing Transportation's Climate Impact

The Addressing Transportation's Impact toolkit explores the transportation sector’s contributions to climate change and discusses options for governments to innovate with policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.  Well-designed government policies can: 

  • Increase convenience by creating more livable communities; 
  • Improve efficiency by providing options to encourage shifting travel towards more efficient transport modes; 
  • Transition to cleaner transportation options by deploying zero emission vehicles, incentivizing sustainable fuels in hard-to-abate sectors, and improving efficiency for all vehicle types; and 
  • Promote the use of sustainable materials and construction practices, reducing emissions on a life-cycle basis. 

Cover Page of the U.S. Department of Transportation Toolkit: "Addressing Transportation's Climate Impact: A Starter Guide to Reducing Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

Last updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2023