Key Results


Traffic in India

The recent key achievements of the CED programme have included developing methodologies for technology assessment and prioritization in developing countries as part of the Technology Needs Assessment project, and training stakeholders in 60+ countries to carry out such assessments. The immediate results of these assessments have been national action plans and concrete project proposals for the implementation of sustainable and low carbon technologies. Ultimately the target countries, through the expertise gained, will be able to establish enabling frameworks and attract investment to scale up the roll-out of prioritised technologies.

As part of the project Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India, in depth case study of different transport interventions and an integrated assessment of transport system was carried out. Roadmaps were created for electric mobility, second generation biofuels and high speed rail encompassing technology needs, research and development, technology transfer and finance. The project further developed a methodology for Low Carbon Mobility Plans (LCMP) for cities, and piloted the LCMP process in three Indian cities (Udaipur, Rajkot and Vishakhapatnam). The LCMP methodology was integrated within the Comprehensive Mobility Plan toolkit (Revised) for Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and also upgraded as an online toolkit for LCMP available at

The CED has carried out extensive field research, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, into the enabling framework conditions and business models for the diffusion of both small and large scale cleaner energy technologies. Research findings have been communicated in both academic fora and directly with governments and wider stakeholders, through related projects and networks, thus increasing the prospect that key messages will be acted upon and lead to identifiable outcomes.

In recent years the CED group has produced a significant number of publications in high-ranking international journals, and researchers have been invited as speakers to a number of international research conferences. This has created professional connections to well-established international research communities, such as the University of Sussex, University of Eindhoven, University of Lausanne and Imperial College London. In particular, we pursue collaboration on joint research applications, PhD exchanges and training, co-authorship of journal papers and have edited journal special issues published in 'Environmental Science and Policy', ‘Climatic Change’ and have another in development for the journal Energy Research and Social Science.



18 APRIL 2019