| Publications

This paper explores the wealth of options available to national transport policymakers who wish to support more compact and connected urban development, and provides clear inputs on how to prioritise, broadening the focus from facilitating movement, to achieving true accessibility. It outlines different types of transport policy instruments and governance reforms and examines 21 widely discussed interventions – including five that global experts identified as particularly effective for making cities more accessible. It ends with guiding principles for choosing and implementing the options best suited to each national context. 


Research Programme
Publication Type

Related Content

New Climate Economy project led by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, with government, business and finance leaders from 14 countries

NEW YORK (September 24, 2013)—As evidence of human-induced climate change mounts, a new global commission launched today will analyze the economic costs and benefits of acting on climate change. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate comprises leaders from government, finance and business from 14 countries, chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón.  

As part of a series of events in the run-up to the highly anticipated papal encyclical on climate change, the New Climate Economy was invited to provide a strong economic and business voice to demonstrate that climate action and economic growth can and should occur together for a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

In a statement discussing the progress made at COP20 in Lima, Felipe Calderon expressed his belief that progress had been made toward an international agreement that will send a clear signal to businesses and investors. According to Calderon, "Countries all around the world are beginning to see that it is in their economic interest to take action now."