Economic and environmental analysis

Economic and environmental analysis

Economic and environmental analysis

Transport decarbonisation is needed to stop climate change. The key technologies are already available, but governments and businesses need to set the right targets and select the best solutions to achieve them. At the same time, other transport externalities such as congestion, air pollution and noise also require decisive policy action, particularly in urban areas.

However, uncertainty permeates decisions around technologies and business models that mitigate environmental impacts from transport. Our global, multidisciplinary team of engineers, economists and scientists helps government and businesses navigate the uncertainty around alternative fuels, infrastructure investment, operational changes and regulations in the transport sector.

We provide the robust and reliable evidence required to future-proof decision-making in response to key questions such as:

  • How to set sector emission reduction targets that are realistic and effective?
  • What combination of regulatory and pricing instruments may be more effective in delivering those targets?
  • Which is the most efficient pathway to decarbonise supply chain logistics?
  • To what extent will e-mobility affect costs and emissions in public transport?
  • What role could bio- and synthetic fuels play in aviation in 2040?
Our services toolkit includes:
  • Cost-benefit analysis: we provide suitable approaches for assessing costs and benefits in line with national or international appraisal guidelines
  • Financial analysis: we create financial models to assess the profitability of business cases around green transport investments
  • Transport emissions modelling: we generate modelling tools to make projections for carbon and air pollution emissions from fleets across all modes of transport
  • Techno-economic modelling tools: we develop tailored models to assess the environmental and socio-economic performance of a portfolio of abatement technologies for transport fleets and infrastructure