Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors. This whitepaper explores how intelligent transport system (ITS) expertise can accelerate the decarbonization of road transportation; the principles discussed also apply to other sectors within the overall transportation system.
Harnessing the collective know-how of our professionals around the world, we have prepared this analysis as a “greenprint” to help make the rapid transition to solutions that minimize and ultimately eliminate carbon impacts; it is also intended to prepare system designers for the many challenges ahead.
The whitepaper proposes a holistic perspective—one that considers people, processes, places, infrastructure, vehicles, technology and associated data—to advance comprehensive change as societies set targets and form pathways to achieve net zero ambitions.