Posted by Jonathan Perron-Clow
The Buzz About YEF: Canada needs a comprehensive zero-emissions vehicle strategy
After 10 months of traveling the country, our Fellows are sharing their final thoughts on the YEF program, energy issues and leadership in this The Buzz About YEF blog. This week, David Lawless extrapolates about his Task Force’s research into autonomous vehicles.
Task Force 3’s report Change in Motion details how autonomous and shared vehicles might have deeper policy impacts than anticipated including on Canada’s ability to reach its Paris Agreement goals.
As he sets out this piece for Policy Options, proper policy surrounding the use of these vehicles can, in fact, help Canada’s ability to reach its targets by focusing on user behaviour, not just the direct emissions caused by the vehicles.