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Low-carbon land transport : policy handbook
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New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2013
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xv, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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30000010334109 TD885.5.G73 L69 2013 Open Access Book Book

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Practical guide for transport policymakers and planners to achieve low-carbon land transport systems.

Based on wide ranging research, it shows how policies can be bundled successfully and worked into urban transport decision-making and planning strategies.

With case studies from developed and developing countries, it outlines measures for reducing emissions, tailoring these to specific circumstances. It also highlights how greenhouse gas savings are measured, as well as success factors for implementing policies and measures in complex decision-making processes.

For students of sustainable transport, professional planners and decision makers, Low-Carbon Land Transport is an invaluable reference for all those looking to help transport networks flow in a sustainable direction.

Author Notes

Daniel Bongardt is project director at GIZ - the German International Cooperation - and responsible for urban transport and climate change in China. Since 2009, he has developed GIZ's transport and climate change agenda. Before that, he worked at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, a think tank on sustainable development.
Felix Creutzig is senior research fellow and group leader in the Economics of Climate Change Department at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). Felix is lead author of the upcoming IPCC Assessment Report on transportation and obtained his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Humboldt-Universitt of Berlin after graduating in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.
Hanna Hging is research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany). Her research focus is on energy-efficient and low-carbon transport strategies. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Cologne.
Ko Sakamoto is a transport economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Prior to joining ADB, he worked at the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), focusing on international climate change and sustainable transport policy. He holds an MA in Transport Economics from the University of Leeds.
Stefan Bakker has been a climate policy researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands in the area of climate change. He pursues a PhD on the topic of low-carbon development in the transport sector with the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Since October 2012, he implements the ASEAN-German project on Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector on behalf of GIZ.
Sudhir Gota works as a technical manager in the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Centre in Manila. He specializes in environmental issues related to transport and holds a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
Susanne Bhler-Baedeker is urban planning engineer and co-director of the research group 'Energy, Transport and Climate Policy' at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. For her PhD thesis at the University of Dortmund she analyzed the acceptance of different mobility services for individual mobility.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vi
List of tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
1 The transport challenge: drivers and trendsp. 6
2 Strategies and policies: towards intelligent policy packagesp. 45
3 Measuring emissions and reductionsp. 149
4 Managing the transition to low-carbon transportp. 196
Notes on contributorsp. 220
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 238