Promotion of Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure Standards in Israel
Transportation infrastructure has a negative impact on the environment in several ways: high emissions of carbon dioxide, air, water, and soil pollution, encroachment on open spaces, disruption of ecosystems and vegetation, and more.
Sustainable transportation infrastructure integrates principles of environmental protection, local population enhancement, and contributes to a broad economic benefit. It arises from the need to reduce emissions in response to climate change.
Measurement tools for existing transportation infrastructure encompass metrics defining sustainable transportation practices. Through these, the environmental and societal impacts can be assessed, while also embedding new sustainable practices and processes
The central goal of this research is to examine the barriers and opportunities within the private market and the public sector in implementing standards for sustainable transportation infrastructure.
- Development of pilot projects
- Creation of tailored guides for different users
- Establishment of a knowledge base regarding climate risk assessments
- Promotion of public awareness in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Environmental Protection, and the Innovation Authority, fostering innovation partnerships with academia and infrastructure companies
- Update information of infrastructure companies
- Examination of alternative funding models
- Incentives based on public opinion to comply with standards: positive publications, awards