Turning the right corner: ensuring development through a low-carbon transport sector

Developing countries need to transition to a low-carbon transport sector now to avoid locking themselves into an unsustainable and costly future, says a report by the World Bank. According to "Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development Through a Low-carbon Transport Sector", technical progress will take too long to fix the problem of transport emissions, with fuel cell cars, for instance, only expected to become a mass technology by the end of the 21st century. Countries need to start shifting now to more sustainable mobility patterns and, to make this affordable, broad sector reforms will be needed that cover all external costs of transport, not just greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.