DFID-SLOCAT Project on State of Knowledge Study
on Low Carbon High Volume Transport


The rate of emissions from the transport sector is increasing faster than any other sectors. With emissions projected to rise in most global BAU scenarios, transport is currently off-track to meet Paris Agreement targets and likely up to 13.6 Gt and potentially up to 18 Gt by 2050 under an average scenario. Improving the probability of reaching a 1.5DS target will require higher ambition and more comprehensive measures in low carbon transport plans from DFID priority countries in Africa and the South Asia regions. Learn more


From August 2018 to July 2019, SLOCAT was awarded a project under the Applied Research Programme into High Volume Transport (HVT), Theme 3, developed by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID). The project aimed to explore the current state of knowledge and capacity of low carbon transport for high volume transport in selected priority countries in Africa and South Asia. The project provided a review of potential transport solutions for the selected priority countries to move towards low carbon passenger and freight transport.


The project also provided recommendations to DFID regarding the direction and content for Part 2 of the Applied HVT Research Programme on Low Carbon Transport and evaluate the feasibility of the supporting capacity building and knowledge management strategies for Part 2.

For more information, please contact Alice Yiu at alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org.