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Technologies for climate change mitigation - transport sector

Abstract

The options outlined in this guidebook are designed to assist you in the process of developing transport services and facilities in your countries and localities - transport that better serves people's needs and enhances their lives while at the same time producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This is a new challenge, as previously improving transport generally led to increased greenhouse gases. The challenge now is to provide transport that: 1) is cheaper, more extensive and better quality 2) reduces pollution, congestion, traffic accidents and other threats to health and wellbeing 3) is accessible to all 4) supports economic development 5) reduces greenhouse emissions overall. This can be achieved if: 1) mass transit, walking and cycling are supported and encouraged, and integrated in a way that allows seamless multimodal travel, including networks of taxis, auto-rickshaws and small buses. 2) the mass transit services - including trains, buses and light-rail - are frequent, extensive, attractive, comfortable, affordable and faster than alternatives, with features like integrated ticketing and real time information accessible through mobile phones and other sources 3) private vehicle use and air travel are discouraged through pricing and other demand management measures, and through the availability of better alternative modes 4)  More>>
Authors:
Salter, R; Newman, P; [1]  Dhar, S [2] 
  1. Curtin Univ. Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Perth, WA (Australia)
  2. UNEP Risoe Centre, Roskilde (Denmark)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 2011
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-DK-5532
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 76 figs., 11 tabs.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CLIMATIC CHANGE; MITIGATION; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; TRANSPORT; PLANNING; POLITICAL ASPECTS; RECOMMENDATIONS
OSTI ID:
1013767
Research Organizations:
Technical Univ. of Denmark, Risoe National Lab. for Sustainable Energy. UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, Roskilde (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-87-550-3901-8; TRN: DK1101085
Availability:
Also available at http://www.risoe.dtu.dk/rispubl/NEI/NEI-DK-5532.pdf; OSTI as DE01013767
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
250 p. pages
Announcement Date:
May 20, 2011

Citation Formats

Salter, R, Newman, P, and Dhar, S. Technologies for climate change mitigation - transport sector. Denmark: N. p., 2011. Web.
Salter, R, Newman, P, & Dhar, S. Technologies for climate change mitigation - transport sector. Denmark.
Salter, R, Newman, P, and Dhar, S. 2011. "Technologies for climate change mitigation - transport sector." Denmark.
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title = {Technologies for climate change mitigation - transport sector}
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abstractNote = {The options outlined in this guidebook are designed to assist you in the process of developing transport services and facilities in your countries and localities - transport that better serves people's needs and enhances their lives while at the same time producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This is a new challenge, as previously improving transport generally led to increased greenhouse gases. The challenge now is to provide transport that: 1) is cheaper, more extensive and better quality 2) reduces pollution, congestion, traffic accidents and other threats to health and wellbeing 3) is accessible to all 4) supports economic development 5) reduces greenhouse emissions overall. This can be achieved if: 1) mass transit, walking and cycling are supported and encouraged, and integrated in a way that allows seamless multimodal travel, including networks of taxis, auto-rickshaws and small buses. 2) the mass transit services - including trains, buses and light-rail - are frequent, extensive, attractive, comfortable, affordable and faster than alternatives, with features like integrated ticketing and real time information accessible through mobile phones and other sources 3) private vehicle use and air travel are discouraged through pricing and other demand management measures, and through the availability of better alternative modes 4) there is support for the adoption of cleaner, lower carbon fuels and technologies and better maintenance practices for all transport modes, including private vehicles, water transport, auto-rickshaws and freight vehicles 5) the overall need for travel is reduced through the development of denser localities with more mixed land use and better access to mass transit (which reduces overall travel in ways that will be explained) 6) travel space is better managed to give higher priority to more sustainable transport modes, to promote safety, and to prevent traffic from adversely affecting residents and businesses. As you address these issues, the Guidebook can help you by: 1) providing data on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for different transport modes in different parts of the world, and showing how to calculate greenhouse savings from various policy options 2) setting out in some detail fifteen sets of technologies and practices to better meet people's transport needs while reducing greenhouse emissions 3) describing how these technologies and practices can be implemented, with attention to planning, local research, consultation, governance, ownership, capacity-building and funding (from both traditional and new carbon-related funding sources) 4) providing additional sources of information to enable detailed follow up. Through consideration of these measures you will be better equipped to address the challenges of making your country's transport both more low carbon and more able to serve people's needs. (Author)}
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year = {2011}
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