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Long-term transport policy for Greenland

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COWI has managed the Transport Commission's work with developing a sustainable transport policy in Greenland.
In 2009 the Government of Greenland established the Transport Commission to develop a sustainable transport policy for Greenland. COWI led the process and provided consultancy on transport economics, transport planning and organisation.

With its enormous size, a population of 56,000 people, who are spread between a few large towns and several small settlements, and with planes and ships as the only means of transport between towns and settlements, it is difficult to get around in Greenland.

Reality check and sustainable transport

With these difficulties in mind, the Government of Greenland decided to develop a sustainable transport system, which is necessary to support the country's business development and generate opportunities for economic growth.

Headed by former national chief economic advisor Christen Sørensen, the Transport Commission has carried out a reality check of the situation and prepared a vision of how transport in Greenland can be improved and made sustainable within the economic framework.

Process consultancy and analyses
COWI has managed the process of the Transport Commission's work, supplied secretarial assistance and coordinated meetings.

COWI's transport economists have proposed strategic sources of funding, our transport planners have performed transport analyses of airports, ship routes and road building, our economists have carried out economic analyses of the costs, and our organisational analysts have investigated system connections and organisation.

COWI Communication has edited and rewritten the summary of the Transport Commission's report, making it accessible to the many stakeholders.

LAST UPDATED: 26.08.2017