Sustainable transport

Sustainable transport

Delivering effective solutions for sustainable and resilient mobility

Ricardo’s sustainable transport team can help you assess, design and implement the most effective strategies, policies and solutions to make your transport systems more efficient, sustainable and resilient.

Under current global decarbonisation commitments, CO2 emissions from transport will grow 15% by 2050 compared to 2015 globally (OECD, 2021). Transport decarbonisation is needed to combat climate change, improve air quality and support the mobility needs of people and goods. As new technologies emerge, governments and businesses need to set the right targets and invest in the best solutions to achieve these goals.

Our global, multidisciplinary team encompasses engineers, economists and scientists who are internationally recognised experts with a passion for sustainable mobility. We advise governments and businesses operating across the globe and support their efforts to expand, decarbonise and innovate transport services and infrastructure. Our expert team works to provide the robust and reliable evidence required to future-proof client decision-making, supporting them every step of the way in their sustainability journey.

We can support your organisation in delivery of:

  • Design and assessment of regulatory frameworks for green, intelligent, shared and digital mobility.
  • Strategies to reduce the contribution of transport emissions to climate change and air pollution.
  • Technical insight into viable low-carbon technologies and fuels e.g. e-mobility, biofuels and hydrogen.
  • Effective programme and portal management, grant-funding support and competitions delivery.
  • Expert guidance on investment intelligence, innovative technologies and achieving net zero.

Our services toolkit includes:

Our advice and forecasts support policy makers to make better informed decisions regarding mobility services and infrastructure, maximising the benefits for the transport sector and the wider economy. Our services also help investors reduce uncertainty and risk by better understanding emerging technologies and regulatory requirements.

Additional teams in the wider Ricardo group are able to provide specialist expertise in the rail and automotive sectors to support OEMs and fuel suppliers in the design and development of a wide range of high efficiency, low emission technology solutions. This allows us to offer transport-related evidence and policy strategies and solutions under one roof – providing you with a one-stop shop for all your sustainable transport needs.

Our customers include central and local governments, the European Commission and other EU institutions, international funding institutions, multilateral development banks, multinational corporations and a range of public and private sector organisations and trade associations. Our services cover all modes of transport including road, rail, aviation, maritime and urban mobility.

For a full take on the future of sustainable transport, download our whitepaper.

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