Online Training Course: Transport Sector Emissions: Assessment and Mitigation

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Course dates: September 29 – October 12, 2021

As part of the national air sanitation program, 122 cities are implementing action plans for air sanitation to achieve the target of reducing particulate pollution from 20 to 30% by 2024. Mitigating emissions from the transport sector poses a particular challenge as it requires a complex set of solutions. This includes a technology roadmap for new vehicles, on-road emission management strategies, phase-out of older vehicles and a zero-emission electric vehicle program to reduce tailpipe emissions. At the same time, transport and urban planning strategies are needed to reduce travel distances and promote sustainable transport options, vehicle restraint measures and compact urban development. But the design of these strategies is often misunderstood. As cities began to report on progress against goals and implementation of plans, it became necessary to acquire knowledge and skills regarding each of these vehicle pollution control strategies.

This fifteen-day course is therefore designed for regulators, practitioners, professionals and academics to better understand the planning and implementation of these multi-pronged strategies. The modules are specially designed to convey the interdependence of the strategies needed to control vehicle pollution. This encompasses emissions standards roadmaps, on-road emissions management, real-world emissions control, sustainable modes of transport (public transport, walking and cycling), multimodal integration, parking and town planning to reduce the kilometers traveled by vehicles. Strategies need to be designed and developed for scale and effective impact for time-bound air quality improvement. There needs to be greater clarity and understanding of the indicators that are needed to monitor progress in action. It is important to build capacity and a new cadre of professionals, promote good regulatory practice, improve understanding and build capacity to implement and design strategies to reduce vehicle emissions.

Course structure

This online training course will be delivered on the Moodle and Zoom platform through a variety of tools such as recorded video lectures, classroom exercises, reading materials and resources, audiovisual methods including short films and interviews, and interactions with key experts. The program will cover the following:

Module 1: Understand urban air pollution, public health and the particular challenges posed by the automotive sector

Module 2: How vehicle technology roadmaps have evolved to reduce vehicle emissions. What more does it take to control real world emissions.

Module 3: On-Road Emissions Management Strategies – current and new generation strategies for vehicle inspection and maintenance and on-road emissions monitoring

Module 4: How the electric vehicle program can help you

Module 5: Public transport strategies to reduce emissions with particular emphasis on bus transport reforms

Module 6: Non-motorized transport strategies for zero-emission mobility

Module 7: Urban planning, transport integration and compact urban form

Module 8: Containment measures to reduce kilometers traveled by vehicles – design a parking policy as a demand management measure and understand global practices such as congestion charging, low emission zones, etc.

Who can apply?

  • Government officials from different departments involved in transport sector policies and strategies
  • Professionals and practitioners assisting in strategy development in cities
  • Academicians and researchers
  • Students aiming to enrich the study program and shape careers in this sector.

For more information please contact

Shourabh Gupta
Mobile: + 91-8826806794
Email: [email protected]

Priyanka Chandola
Mobile: +91 – 9810414938
Email: [email protected]

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