CO2 minimizer toolbox (O.T.2.1)
Within Work Package 2, ASTUS project partners CEREMA, iSPACE, TUM, UGA, and UIRS have developed and tested a number of decision-making tools. The tools are intended to support the development of low CO2 scenarios, for example by assessing the impact of land use and transport planning measures on transport-related emissions. Potential user groups include public authorities on all levels, infrastructure service providers, interest groups, educational institutions, and citizens. In total, the CO2 minimizer toolbox consists of ten tools.
The CO2 minimizer toolbox incorporates both the developers’ and the users’ perspective. A developer survey was carried out in order to document all tools in a homogenous manner. The survey results provide detailed information regarding planning approaches, tool functions, tool construction, and tool utilization. In addition, the tools were evaluated in terms of their usability and user-friendliness within the framework of a user questionnaire. The aim was to understand how well the tools correspond to the needs of the final users. For this purpose, groups of potential users determined the tools’ appropriateness for the given planning tasks and problems.
The following fact sheets summarize the main aspect of each tool :