From prospective scenarios to policy-making: bridging the gap in sustainable mobility planning in France

France has both adopted the European Union's energy and climate targets and set its own long-term targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Long-term prospective scenarios are now included at different French administrative levels in order to plan how such emissions targets will be achieved in the transport sector. Prospective scenarios provide an opportunity to construct a vision of the future wanted for the territory in respect of energy and climate issues. Developing scenarios also makes it possible to test the consistency of various sustainable transport policies. The aim of this paper is to offer a in-depth analysis of the real impact that some French prospective scenarios studies have had on sustainable mobility policies, at different territorial levels. What barriers have there been to these scenarios to having an impact on policy-making? What are the keys to success? This paper identifies and proposes solutions and recommendations for a wider use of these scenarios in the process of making policy decisions on sustainable mobility.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:16AM