Decoupling the environmental impacts of transport from economic growth

Recent research on the links between transport demand and economic growth are described. The environmental and economic effects of a package of instruments for decoupling transport from economic growth and how these instuments might be implemented are discussed. It is shown that decoupling is achievable through the efficient use of charges, fees, taxes and other economic instruments. These economic approaches can complement regulatory measures to encourage a shift towards more environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as from road to certain forms of rail transport. Other approaches to decouple transport impacts from economic growth include improvements in freight transport logistics, and dematerialisation.

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Authors:
    • CAID, N
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Pagination: 113p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-64-02712-2
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:09AM