Consumer Heterogeneity, Transport and the Environment

This thesis discusses how transport contributes to carbon dioxide CO₂ emissions and other externalities, like safety risks and noise exposure. According to the Internal Energy Agency, around 23% of global CO₂ emissions are from the transport sector, which makes it the second largest emitter after the energy sector. The energy sector is attempting to stabilize its emissions through the large scale introduction of renewable and clean energy sources. If the transport sector continues to develop as before, this will make this sector perform even worse in terms of its relative emission contribution. Although top-down emission policies are successful (for example, regulations regarding particulate filters), the increasing transport related emissions worldwide indicates that there is a need for more action. While regulations and technological innovations may decrease emissions, behavioral change is also necessary. However, behavioral restrictions may come with economic costs.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116p
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  • Accession Number: 01639794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789055842230
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2017 2:40PM