White Paper on National Transport Policy

South Africa: The White Paper on National Transport Policy

This policy aims to achieve sustainable development in the transport sector by minimizing the energy usage and environmental impact of the sector while aiming to cost-efficiently meet the customers’ needs. The White Paper promotes the use of more energy efficient and less polluting modes of transport. The Paper is also explicit about its aims to improve passenger safety and make more transport options available to the less fortunate sectors of the population. It promotes a user-focused transport system, prioritizing public transit over private.

Date Implemented: 1996

Status: In Force; Government Initiative

References: National Communication to the UNFCCC, 2000