Freight transport and aircraft emissions - implications for Australia

It is well recognised that the emissions of Co2 and NOx from road freight vehicles are significant contributors to atmospheric pollution. Reduction in these emissions will be required in order to meet global greenhouse gas reduction targets by the year 2005. Recent research by the World Wide Fund for Nature into the impacts of atmospheric emissions from road freight in the European Community suggests that we cannot simply rely upon technological advances or more stringent emission standards to generate the reductions necessary to meet greenhouse gas targets as these will be completely nullified by growth of traffic volume in this sector. The potential for increased freight via aircraft also poses problems in managing the impact of transport on Australia's greenhouse planning targets. Policies will be required that promote the development or an ecologically sustainable transport sector. Changes in the modes of freight transport will be important components of this strategy.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 15-25
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: Part 1

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  • Accession Number: 01433376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0646154192
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:39PM