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Modelling another world?

Since Modelling World in October 2021 and COP26 in November 2021, there has been abundant debate on the need for action in transport planning and provision, the (lack of) government commitment to think more laterally about meeting the challenging targets, and how to achieve these in other ways than by promoting electric vehicles, says Tom van Vuren

16 December 2021


Climate change and the need to decarbonise transport are never far away from headlines in the newspapers or trade press; and dominate my Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.

I was adamant that the recent Modelling World conference in early October would include a plenary session on the key technical challenges of modelling carbon interventions, and it resulted in an animated discussion with plenty of food for thought. What is clear to me is that too little attention has been paid to the evidence...

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