TRANSPORT AND EMISSIONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE. AN INTERIM REPORT BY THE GOVERNMENTAL TRAFFIC AND CLIMATE COMMITTEE

TRAFIKEN OCH KOLDIOXIDEN - PRINCIPER FOER ATT MINSKA TRAFIKENS KOLDIOXIDUTSLAEPP

This interim report focuses on certain questions of principle, concerning ways of achieving a cost-efficient reduction of traffic emissions of greenhouse gases. Emissions can be reduced through behavioural and product-related changes of many different kinds. Similarly, there are several different types of policy instrument for bringing about such changes, and the different instruments are interdependent. This interim report discusses the extent to which different types of instrument lead to cost-efficient adjustments. The discussion leads to the conclusion that these adjustments are likeliest to be achieved with general instruments, above all of an economic nature, which primarily affect consumer and road-user behaviour. The need for supplementary instruments is also discussed. The proposals put forward in this interim report are to be viewed as recommendations of principle concerning the use of taxation as one of a combination of instruments. The Committee's task, however, is to propose a complete set of measures for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from traffic of all kinds. In its final report the Committee plans to present more detailed proposals and a closer study of other types of instrument, e.g. physical planning and inputs relating to mass transit and infrastructure, as well as measures relating to types of transport other than road traffic. (A)

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    FRITZES KUNDTJAENST

    STOCKHOLM,   Sweden  SE-106 47
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • Swedish

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 210P+A p.
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  • Accession Number: 00717896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-38-13723-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM