What would it take to reduce carbon emissions in Cape Town by 10%?
We may not be able to see carbon emissions and perhaps we don't even understand what they are; but we know that science has demonstrated that they contribute directly to climate change. What we also know is that transport in our city is a real challenge and traffic seems to get worse every day. It's a complex problem and the solution will require a multi-layered approach.
As highlighted by Dr. Lisa Kane in our first policy brief, "The ideas of 'low carbon', 'sustainable' or 'green transport' are reactions to the knowledge that without changes to our worldwide transport systems, growth in transport emissions, and therefore climate change impacts, is almost inevitable.
We have therefore used this paper to answer a key question: What do we mean by low carbon transport?
The paper looks at how people move around the city using detailed household travel and trip diary surveys from the City of Cape Town. Through infographics it tells the current story and highlights the changes that are required in order to have a different 'transport picture' in the future. It is one perspective; we would love to hear your thoughts!
Click the link below to view the policy brief.