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OECD Guidelines towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport

This project summary of OECD’s EST project highlights the importance of transportation to economic and social progress, but also considers the negative affects motorised mobility growth has had on man and the environment. The EST project has uncovered a substantial gap between those conditions likely to come about as a result of current and future transport trends, on the one hand, and the conditions necessary for achieving environmentally sustainable transport on the other. The authors argue that international co-operation within the OECD framework will assist member countries in the development of innovative methods and policy approaches towards sustainable transportation that will be environmentally responsible, socially acceptable and economically viable.