Public financial institutions and the low-carbon transition: Five case studies on low-carbon infrastructure and project investment
Public financial institutions (PFIs) are well-positioned to act as a key leverage point for governments’ efforts to mobilise private investment in low-carbon projects and infrastructure. This study, published by the OECD, identifies the tools, instruments and approaches used by five PFIs to directly support and scale-up domestic private sector investment in sustainable transport, energy-efficiency and renewable energy in OECD countries. Between 2010-2012, these five institutions, Group Caisse des Dépôts in France, KfW Bankengruppe in Germany, the UK Green Investment Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, have provided over 100 billion euros of equity investment and financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport projects. They use both traditional and innovative approaches to link low-carbon projects with finance through enhancing access to capital; facilitating risk reduction and sharing; improving the capacity of market actors; and shaping broader market practices and conditions.
With the current diversity in the sizes, spatial configurations and situational contexts in which public bicycle sharing programs have been implemented, the papers in this special issue of the Journal of Transport Geography (Vol. 41, December 2014) draw on a select set of international case studies to examine various dimensions of their underlying dynamics. Examples include London, Lyon, Montreal, Melbourne, Brisbane and Kitakyushu City, Japan.
GIZ-SUTP has released it latest technical document which aims to evaluate the potential, as well as the necessary political support structure, for the implementation of carsharing services in emerging economies. Beginning with a basic introduction to the function and benefits of car sharing, the paper identifies key success factors and best practice of mature car sharing markets.
Thailand stocktaking report on sustainable transport and climate change: Data, policy and monitoring
This report reviews existing data, policies and international donor activity in the area of sustainable transport in Thailand, in order to provide policy-makers, researchers, international donors and other stakeholders a reference document for sustainable transport and climate change.
In the latest video from Crane.tv, architectural journalist and planner Peter Murray ruminates on the benefits of integrating cycling into the urban fabric of the world’s biggest cities.
This report from the Department for Transport presents a summary and discussion of value for money estimates from studies of investment in walking and cycling.
A summary of the value for money assessment for the 12 large Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) projects.
This note summarises the analysis and evidence from the economic cases of the successful bids for funding under Cycle City Ambition and Cycling in National Park grants. It also briefly explains the methods used to support the analysis. This includes the final benefit cost ratios (BCRs), the main types of benefits behind both cities and National Parks schemes and the assumptions used within the appraisal.
The third issue of the Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning has a special focus on sustainable mobility.
During 2013 Steer Davies Gleave was involved with 20 LSTF projects, including six household based Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) projects, three workplace travel planning projects, and seven web-based journey planners. The primary aim of this publication is to share the key lessons learnt and begin the conversation about how to ensure these lessons are applied to current and future projects.