Achieving low carbon and sustainable transport systems in Yorkshire and Humber

JMP Consultants Ltd and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) York Centre at the University of York, UK were commissioned by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly to provide, examine and evaluate what measures would be needed to achieve a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from transport in the Yorkshire and Humber region to meet regional targets. The changes in patterns of travel behaviour that can be achieved through the implementation of best practice transport interventions, and modelling the carbon impact of such changes in behaviour using the Resource and Energy Analysis Programme model. The commission had focussed on assembling a number of scenarios of practical, deliverable measures within the scope of regional transport policy that will deliver a reduction in the emissions of carbon dioxide from transport across the region. A business as usual, a step change and accelerated scenarios were modelled. A far reaching programme of transport investment and interventions is considered necessary to achieve reductions in carbon emissions but the reductions achieved would not reach the regional target for transport emissions. A combination of measures is considered essential to achieve reductions in transport carbon dioxide emissions. Other sectors of energy use may be required to make greater emissions reductions to meet the target. For the full text of this publication see:

  • Corporate Authors:

    JMP Consultants

  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Pagination: 94p

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  • Accession Number: 01104722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 1:13PM