What policies are effective at reducing carbon emissions from surface passenger transport?

This report examines the merits of a range of different policies that offer the prospect of CO2 emissions reduction from road transport. The report therefore has the following objectives: 1. Review the evidence for CO2 emission reduction potential and cost-effectiveness across policies that target car technology/choice and those that target wider travel choices; 2. Identify the key issues and problems associated with each policy type; 3. Identify whether and where policies are complementary or synergistic; 4. Identify evidence gaps and highlight future research needs; 5. Draw conclusions relevant to current UK policy. The report does not undertake new modelling or empirical research; rather it provides a thorough review of the current state of knowledge on the subject, guided by experts and in consultation with a range of stakeholders. The project team undertook a systematic search for every report and paper related to the assessment question. Experts and stakeholders were invited to comment and contribute through an expert group. A team of expert consultants was commissioned to categorise, review and distil the evidence. This tightly specified search revealed over 500 reports and papers on the subject, each of which was categorised and assessed for relevance.


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  • Accession Number: 01384150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:14PM