Background Paper: Transport Sector

Oct 2014
Between 2000 and 2009, emissions from transport in the Region increased by 12% on a per capita basis, while increasing less than 2% globally. Although per capita emissions in LAC are still low relative to those in developed countries, transport emissions in Europe and the United States are stabilizing or beginning to decline, while in LAC they continue to grow rapidly.This sector study reviews progress made in the transport sector in response to IDB's commitments in the Climate Change (CC) Strategy and other policy documents. OVE also examines the CC relevance and results of a sample of 20 projects for land transport.