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Article: Carbon dioxide emissions from passenger transport in China since 1949: implications for developing sustainable transport

TitleCarbon dioxide emissions from passenger transport in China since 1949: implications for developing sustainable transport
Authors
KeywordsAir transport
Carbon dioxide emissions
China
Decomposition analysis
Distance-based
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enpol
Citation
Energy Policy, 2012, v. 50, p. 464-476 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper traces the historical evolution and spatial disparity of CO 2 emissions from passenger transport in China. The general trends of CO 2 emissions from four passenger transport modes are estimated by both the distance-based and fuel-based methods. The results suggest that CO 2 emissions from road transport represented the leading source of passenger transport CO 2 emissions in China. Moreover, they have continued to grow rapidly. Air transport was the second largest contributor since 1998. Emissions from rail and water transport have remained relatively stable with lower emission intensity. At the provincial level, great regional disparity was noticeable, especially in road transport. Moreover, the decomposition analysis shows that income growth was the principal factor leading to the growth of passenger transport CO 2 emissions in China for both the 1949-1979 and 1980-2009 periods. The second most important factor was increased transport intensity and modal shifts for the former and the latter period, respectively. The main factor contributed to emission reduction was the lower emission intensity supported by policies, although the effect was weak. In the future, more policies to encourage modal shifts toward sustainable transport modes and travel reduction should be encouraged. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174160
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.045
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.436
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dc.contributor.authorLoo, BPYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T03:37:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-16T03:37:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnergy Policy, 2012, v. 50, p. 464-476en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174160-
dc.description.abstractThis paper traces the historical evolution and spatial disparity of CO 2 emissions from passenger transport in China. The general trends of CO 2 emissions from four passenger transport modes are estimated by both the distance-based and fuel-based methods. The results suggest that CO 2 emissions from road transport represented the leading source of passenger transport CO 2 emissions in China. Moreover, they have continued to grow rapidly. Air transport was the second largest contributor since 1998. Emissions from rail and water transport have remained relatively stable with lower emission intensity. At the provincial level, great regional disparity was noticeable, especially in road transport. Moreover, the decomposition analysis shows that income growth was the principal factor leading to the growth of passenger transport CO 2 emissions in China for both the 1949-1979 and 1980-2009 periods. The second most important factor was increased transport intensity and modal shifts for the former and the latter period, respectively. The main factor contributed to emission reduction was the lower emission intensity supported by policies, although the effect was weak. In the future, more policies to encourage modal shifts toward sustainable transport modes and travel reduction should be encouraged. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enpolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Policyen_US
dc.subjectAir transport-
dc.subjectCarbon dioxide emissions-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.subjectDecomposition analysis-
dc.subjectDistance-based-
dc.titleCarbon dioxide emissions from passenger transport in China since 1949: implications for developing sustainable transporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLoo, BPY: bpyloo@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLoo, BPY=rp00608en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.044-
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dc.identifier.hkuros212310en_US
dc.identifier.volume50en_US
dc.identifier.spage464en_US
dc.identifier.epage476en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000310405800044-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.citeulike11544843-

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