In response to the Bruntland Report in 1991 the Australian government set up 9 industry-based working groups, one of which was devoted to transport. Its task was to apply the notion of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) to transport and to derive policy recommendations. Details are given of the options considered which included more fuel efficient vehicles, alternative fuel sources and improved provision of transport services in the urban environment. In urban areas improvements to public transport systems, infrastructure investment, traffic demand management and urban redesign were recommended. A range of policy measures could be used, including a carbon tax on transport energy sources, regulations and standards for vehicle emissions, public investment, and education and research. Implementation of the recommendations is now being considered by Federal and State governments. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863658.

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    United Nations

    Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
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  • Authors:
    • THROSBY, D
  • Publication Date: 1993


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 15-7
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  • Accession Number: 00665062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0378-9993
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM