Research on Individual Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Commuting in Peri-urban Area of Metropolitan Cities —An Empirical Study in Shanghai

Based on an empirical study in Shanghai, this paper firstly analyses distribution of commuting CO₂ emissions among the populations, and finds that almost 80% of emissions are from top 20% respondents. To find which factors make those people producing a disproportionately large share of emissions, this paper further analyses the link between individual socio-economic characteristics, transit accessibility, urban built environment and commuting emissions. The results show that among socio-economic characteristics, male gender, income and car ownership are strongly related with emissions. Rail accessibility doesn’t have a significant impact on emissions, while the influence of urban density is weak but significant.


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  • Accession Number: 01639611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2017 2:39PM