Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes
The study presents an analysis of a variety of financing and planning practices worldwide in order to help decision-makers identify suitable elements for their local context. While focusing on decision-makers in China, the study is also relevant for other countries facing similar challenges. It presents insights into financing arrangements for urban transport in eight countries: Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, The United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: What are the Levers and how to make them work? – Final Report
This report explores the potential role of climate finance in stimulating the development of sustainable modes of transport. It does so by elaborating six case studies and drawing recommendations from the case studies. The report is especially intended for decision makers, policy makers, and those working on climate and transport finance, including staff and executives at national and multilateral aid institutions which provide loans and grants to support sustainable transport projects in developing countries, as well as transport planners and decision makers in developing countries. Download the publication ‘Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: What are the Levers and how to make them work? – Final Report’ or find more information on the TRANSfer Website.
Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway – Capital, Operations, and Maintenance Financing
The World Bank Study “Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway – Capital, Operations, and Maintenance Financing” by Arturo Ardila-Gomez and Adriana Ortegon-Sanchez proposes an analytical framework to support the design of comprehensive urban transport financing. Based on the concept of “Who Benefits Pays,” the framework presents a standardized approach for analyzing and assessing available financing mechanisms (such as public sector funding, farebox revenue, road tolls, or land value capture mechanisms) based on beneficiaries (general public or direct and indirect beneficiaries), funding periodicity, and financial and transport sustainability.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative – Financing for Better Growth and Development
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is an international initiative to examine how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change. The Commission comprises former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics and business. The Commission’s 2016 report The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Better Growth and Development is a synthesis of the latest evidence and analysis of relevance. In particular, the Commission’s deliberations, findings and recommendations drew extensively on Delivering on Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Development and Better Climate.
The handbook aims to highlight key examples of funding solutions which can be mobilised in the public transport sector. The idea is to present a frame of reference for decision-makers, in both the North and South, who would be brought to think about the organisation and financial structure of the urban transportation system which offers the best fit with their city’s requirements and particularities.