Transport and the environment

Transport activities can have a significant impact on the environment. They must often carefully balance economic advantage with environmental and social impacts.  Economics can help identify how to achieve that balance.

We help private companies, governments and regulators assess the costs of environmental impacts. We also examine how environmental policies affect competition and how market-based solutions can reduce the impact of transport on the environment. We also use insights from behavioral economics to help create a more sustainable transport system.

We combine economic principles with an in-depth understanding of the regulatory and operational context in the transport sector when assessing issues at the interface between transport and the environment.

Read more on our environmental work.