The Indian transport system is one of the largest in the world. The demand for mobility and the energy use for the transport sector has increased with the rapid growth of economic activity. India is experiencing a dramatic increase in urbanisation and increase in car ownership, resulting in negative impacts such as congestion, noise, local and global emission of pollutants and traffic accidents. The urban poor are particularly exposed to these negative impacts, in addition to other climate related harms and disasters. While transport sector is pivotal for economic competitiveness, its role in addressing social fairness and environmental sustainability demands equal emphasis in decision-making.
CLIMATRANS is multi theoretical and interdisciplinary project within the realm of social and natural sciences. It is also a collaboration between two Norwegian and four Indian research environments.
India’s three largest cities, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore have been selected as the case cities.