Emissions from transport make up to 20% of total CO2 emissions in Ireland per-annum

Project Insights

  • €91,524

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

Much attention has been focused on the transport sector and how to reduce emissions and energy consumption in this field. Traditionally much of the focus has been on building new infrastructure and investment in public transport, walking and cycling. Little attention has been paid to changing underlying transport behaviours and trying to understand why we travel in the ways we do. The DiSTRaCT project aims to examine this under researched are in Ireland and cast a wide net to look for low cost behavioural change projects that have been successful internationally and determine if they could be successful in Ireland. A key element of the DiSTRaCT project will be to produce new methods to evaluate the potential success of behavioural change projects and supplement the work being conducted on the economic evaluation of transport projects. The final deliverable of the project will be a list of potential pilot projects that could be launched in Ireland and how to leverage the greatest return on any potential pilot projects.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €91,524

Funding Agency: SEAI; DTTAS

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: Trinity College Dublin

Brian Caulfield

Lead Researcher

Expertise: Sustainable Transport; Electric Mobility; Behavioural Analysis; Low Carbon Transport; Cycling;

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