Low Carbon Road and Road Transport Initiative
|Name of initiative||Low Carbon Road and Road Transport Initiative (LC2RTI)|
|Secretariat|| PIARC, the World Road Association
Focal Point: Robin Sébille, PIARC General Secretariat, phone: +33 1 47 96 82 41, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name of lead organisation||PIARC, the World Road Association|
|Type of lead organisation||Network/Consortium/Partnership|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||France|
|Description||The Low Carbon Road and Road Transport Initiative is led by PIARC, the World Road Association.|
|Objectives|| Building strong and sustainable adaptation policies for the road network, including sensitive engineering structures and infrastructure (bridges, rural roads,etc.).
Providing guidance to road authorities in implementing sustainable national strategies addressing climate change. Reducing the carbon footprint of road construction, maintenance and operation through technological innovation, including ITS, and the implementation of green tendering and contracting. Developing road networks in line with new vehicle technologies (electric propulsion, autonomous cars, road/vehicle and vehicle/vehicle interactions, etc.) and enhancing intermodal cooperation.
|Activities|| From 2016, LC2RTI will continue the implementation of the 4-year Strategic Plan to prepare for the main output of the initiative, including:
Technical reports by 2019; Setting up dedicated technical committees, organize 7 expert meetings and organize 2 seminars in low/ middle-income countries on the 2016-2019 period. Address Climate change at the next World Road Congress in 2019.
|One or two success stories achieved|
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Technical dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation|
|Goals|| The Low Carbon Road and Road Transport Initiative is led by the World Road Association (PIARC) and its objective is building strong and sustainable adaptation policies for the road network, including sensitive engineering structures and infrastructure (bridges, rural roads, etc.).
The initiative will continue the implementation of the 4-year Strategic Plan in 2016 to deliver the major outputs including the set up of three technical committees; each committee will organize two seminars in low/ middle-income countries from 2016-2019 to enhance knowledge exchange on low carbon road transport. The LC2RTI initiative will also update the Intelligent Transport Systems/Road Network Operation Manual, an online resource that provide guidance on the effective use of ITS in Road Network Operations based on practical experience in many countries. • The LC2RTI initiative will release the French and Spanish version of its International climate change adaptation framework for road infrastructure, already available on-line in English.
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|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|| Accomplishments as of November 2018:
Since 2016 three technical committees were established, - E.1 Adaptation Strategies / Resiliency - E.2 Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations - E.3 Disaster Management The technical committees have organised 4 seminars in low- and middle-income countries. Two reports have been published by the Technical Committees (see Available reporting below) and six reports and one online manual is coming in 2019-2020.
The LC2RTI initiative report on “International climate change adaptation framework for road infrastructure” is available in both English, French and Spanish.
A Special Project on "Electric Road Systems – a solution for the future?" was performed during 2018, the report will be available on PIARCs homepage under latest publications from 21 November 2018 https://www.piarc.org/en/
A new Special Project was approved in October 2018 on Positive Energy Roads to be carried out the during 2018-2019.
To close the cycle of 2016-2019 several seminars and papers will be presented at the next World Road Congress which takes place in Abu Dhabi 6-9 October 2019. The congress program is being developed and you can find more information at the congress website: http://www.aipcrabudhabi2019.org/events/world-road-congress-2019/event-summary-9cdd9b3dccdc450991da91decda350b4.aspx.
The Low Carbon Road and Transport Initiative is being discussed within the framework of PIARC next Strategic Plan for 2020-2023.
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|
|Available reporting|| "Transport Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation", 2016 (https://www.piarc.org/en/order-library/25772-en-Transport%20Strategies%20for%20Climate%20Change%20Mitigation%20and%20Adaptation.htm)
"Appraisal of Sustainability of Transport Infrastructure Plans and Programs", 2016 (https://www.piarc.org/en/order-library/25808-en-Appraisal%20of%20Sustainability%20of%20Transport%20Infrastructure%20Plans%20and%20Programs.htm)
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|National states||121||The initiative is supported by 121 government members of PIARC, the World Road Association.|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators