G-PaTRA

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G-PaTRA will promote green transport and mobility by enhancing the capacity of authorities to reduce CO2 from personal transport in remote, rural and island areas by embedding more zero emission vehicles in rural transport systems and by improving, optimising and better integrating available passenger transport resources. Rural public transport is high carbon, subsidy intensive and struggles to provide an alternative to the car. Furthermore, urban transport carbon reduction strategies are rarely transferable to rural areas. The unique territorial challenges of rural areas have received limited attention from funders. Learning is required to enhance the capacity of rural transport authorities to reduce CO2 from transport. The project will demonstrate the technical innovations required, and the institutional, operational, social innovation changes needed, and then transfer these new techniques to a wider range of North Sea Regions (NSR). By better understanding the legal, regulatory and funding regimes in partner countries, the project will also ensure that innovation is transferable between jurisdictions. The project results will be: Increasing the capacity of transport authorities to reduce CO2 from rural transport; Demonstrating that a minimum 10% CO2 reduction can be generated from innovative transport interventions in remote, rural and island areas with the same or better mobility for the residents in question.