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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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  • Carbon Neutrality of The Road Sector

    Road transport is vital for society to function and, for the foreseeable future, is expected to remain the dominant mode of transport for people and goods. However, the construction, operation, maintenance and use of the highway infrastructure are responsible for large quantities of carbon emissions. [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 151
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022SP03
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-727-4
  • Positive Energy Roads

    Transport infrastructure, and particularly road infrastructure, is critical to the economic growth of countries and as such attracts significant investment. The social and economic benefits of providing road infrastructure are well documented, but it is increasingly being recognised that the processes [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 128
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019SP01
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-546-1
  • Electric road systems: a solution for the future?

    It is looking increasing likely that electric vehicles will play a major role in the future of road transport. While commercial electric vehicles exist their uptake has been limited due to high purchase costs, limited battery range, and a lack of charging convenience. Furthermore, while developments [...]

    • Date : 2018
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 2018SP04
  • International climate change adaptation framework for road infrastructure

    Actions undertaken to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on road networks have varied from one country to another. They include legal, regulatory and institutional measures; promoting other transport modes; introducing new, green technologies; undertaking permanent supervision of embankments [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 88
    • PIARC Ref. : 2015R03
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-362-7