Low carbon stations for low carbon cities: promoting construction, renovation, retro-fitting and better integration of stations in the urban tissue

Trafikverket & Mistra Urban Future, following straight on from the climate policy resolutions under the Kyoto protocol and the European Union burden sharing which seek to reduce green gas emissions by around 16 per cent below the 1990 level by 2020, commissioned this independent report on Low carbon stations for Low carbon cities. While the reduction target should be encouraged, this is not sufficient to meet the 2 degree cap that was agreed at the COP in Copenhagen in 2009. A scientific target based on what is needed is an 80% reduction in GHG by 2100. Price waterhouse Coopers has calculated this as a 6% year on year decrease of GHG. 16% will not get us there. An alternative method of calculating the reduction needed is to assume the 80% reduction for stations and then back-cast to what is needed for the realistic year on year reduction. Based on domestic and international experiences of low carbon station development, using the examples of station areas of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg of which the results have been compared with figures of cities in Sri Lanka, Vietnam & Cameroun, this report proposes general strategies, specific requirements and key measures with highest potential in the design of station areas as well as for more efficient planning of smart movement of people/passenger and goods within and to and from the city so that transport flows can contribute to the downgrading of urban carbon dioxide emissions.


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  • Pagination: 75

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  • Accession Number: 01664430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:23AM