Transport and Environment: from COP21 Toward a Change of Reference Values

This article reports on the Sustainable Innovation Forum of the COP21 Paris Conference at which the political leaders signed an agreement to foster environmentally friendly economic growth. This article serves as an introduction to this issue of the International Journal of Transport Economics which covers both the impact of transport on the production processes and the effect of the changing environment on future transport patterns and solutions. Topics covered include the effect of climate change on future trends in the transportation industry, the lack of international rules on environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic Sea, organizational innovation, new consumption trends, and the evaluation of transportation infrastructure. The author contends that the relationship between transportation and the environment requires different levels of evaluation, by both service providers and users, as well as by regulators and public decision-makers. The author concludes by reiterating the importance of elevating the general cultural understanding of the community with regards to the economics of environmentally friendly transportation.

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  • Authors:
    • Musso, Enrico
    • Tei, Alessio
  • Publication Date: 2015-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01605121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 2:25PM