Closing gaps in the passenger policy framework

WiseEuropa was one of the partners in the project titled: “Closing gaps in the passenger policy framework” which was being implemented between October 2020 and June 2023. This project sought to identify overlaps in the policy framework for passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania and close the existing gaps, providing examples of best practices from other countries. Below, we present some of the project results.
Transport Emissions Disaggregation Tool

Transport policies in the target countries were comprehensively mapped through the Transport Emissions Disaggregation Tool. The tool not only quantifies the impact of different factors driving emissions (such as emissions per vehicle, activity levels, or load factors), but also identifies measures that can reduce emissions, while increasing access to low carbon mobility options.

Cross-cutting findings

Further interlinkages with other policy areas and co-benefits that could aid a transformation towards zero emissions in passenger transport were examined in a series of horizontal papers focussing on cross-cutting topics in the transport arena:


To ensure the ownership and relevance of the project’s results, it was carried out with strong involvement of local decision makers, mobility providers, and representatives of civil society, academia and industry.

About the project

Policies governing passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania are inefficient due to numerous gaps and overlaps. The associated environmental and health costs also haven’t been fully addressed and solutions that could cut emissions and improve quality of life are not consistently promoted. Linkages with other sectors, such as urban planning, digitalisation, or employment, are not reflected in the policy framework. The project ‘Beyond best practices in the transport sector’ aimed at providing recommendations to close these gaps, using best practice examples from other countries, regions and cities.

Other partners included: 2celsius (Romania), DV Centras (Lithuania), and Clean Air Action Group (Hungary). 

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

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