The rapid economic growth in Asia in recent years has resulted in an increased demand for transport. Consequently, energy consumption in the transport sector has soared, which has greatly contributed to the emission of local pollutants and global warming gases. The change in transport energy consumption and vehicle emissions is influenced not only by the increase in the size of the vehicle fleet, but also by modal change and intensity effects. Urban traffic congestion also is a major contributory factor. The key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is to improve overall transport system performance and reduce dependence on high carbon content fuels while maintaining the accessibility and mobility of people to services, jobs, and home. There are 2 stages of analysis in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector: 1) evaluating the technical as well as economic potential of policy options and measures; and 2) integrating new policies with existing ones. It is argued that this process is influenced most by the institutional and organizational aspects of a given society. This paper focuses on policy reform in these areas as the best means of reducing transport-related greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Authors:
    • Pacudan, R B
  • Publication Date: 1999-9


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  • Accession Number: 00802208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2000 12:00AM