Environmental Audits for Routes in Operation. Application to the Case in Havana, Cuba

Many countries around the world have been trying to implement legal instruments of policy and political character in order to achieve certain levels of environmental quality and minimize the impacts of transport. Specific quantitative goals have been adopted, and increasingly stringent environmental standards have been established. Among the instruments of control for existing organizations, environmental audit according to the ISO 19011 Series of Standards presents a narrow definition, because it is defined as an "audit of environmental management system". There are also audits of compliance with the environmental legislation that audited the environmental regulations related to processes. The serious environmental problems that are generated in routes in operation must be evaluated with instruments that are more dynamic. The objective of this work is to propose an environmental audit to routes in operation with a new approach, to establish those factors of the environment that should be considered, and to define the indicators that assess the main impacts and environmental risks of transport operations, differentiated according to the category of the route. The authors present the audit protocol used for urban roads and highways and the results of its application to the case of 14 routes of different categories in Havana, Cuba.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01670580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0173
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 12 2018 1:34PM