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Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India

As of: October 2021

The project had two goals: on the one hand, it promoted an enabling environment for coordinating national policies for a sustainable transport system and, on the other hand, it strengthened the capacities of cities to improve mobility while lowering CO2 emissions. Transport action plans at national level and low-carbon mobility plans at municipal level comprised action related to fuels and technologies, transport infrastructure, public transport and the development of climate-friendly incentive systems to motivate people to use local public transport. To promote participation and collaboration, the project set up an online platform to connect major players, including from the private sector, and other relevant networks. It also provided advice on drawing up plans and organising workshops on relevant topics. 

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Development of Low-carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plans (LCMPs) with the partner cities of Rajkot, Vishakhapatnam and Udaipur
  • Support of the elaboration of the Toolkit “Preparing a Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP)” which has been published by the Ministry of Urban Development
  • Presentation of the project results at COP 20
  • Publication of several studies, inter alia “Non-motorized transport investments in India”, “Second-Generation Biofuel Potential in India” and “Case Study of Metro Rails in Indian Cities”. These and more studies can be found on the UNEP website.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - India

Implementing partner(s):
  • Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University - India
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
  • UNEP DTU Partnership

BMU grant:
1.689.286,04 €

10/2010  till  12/2015


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