Dr Rebecca FordWhat we’re doing

This workstream is all about identifying opportunities to reduce transportation related carbon emissions and establishing an energy-efficient and resilient transportation system for New Zealand. Our specific aims are to figure out what options are available for achieving change, find out who’s actually out there creating change, and gain insight into how this may lead to more widespread adoption of an efficient transportation system.

We’re doing a stocktake of individuals, communities, and organisations who are involved in transport efficiency initiatives in New Zealand, and how these ‘early movers’ can help us learn about how to move toward a more energy efficient transportation system.

What we’ve found out so far

Our stocktake identified 85 different organisations, who between them are involved in 132 different transportation initiatives – Energy transitions in transport.

This isn’t everything going on in NZ by any means, and the initiatives include councils and companies investing in hybrid or electric vehicles, people switching to using biofuels, driver training for truckies, citywide campaigns for shifting to public or active transport, and putting in new infrastructure such as charging stations for electric vehicles. However, these initiatives are mostly very isolated, with not many links between the o