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Measures To Reduce Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Romania

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  • Emilia Vasile

    ()
    (“Athenaeum” University Bucharest)

  • Mariana Balan

    (“Athenaeum” University Bucharest)

  • Gheorghe-Stelian Balan

    (“Athenaeum” University Bucharest)

  • Iwona Grabara

    (Czestochowa University of Technology)

Abstract

The greenhouse gas emissions from transport have registered a severe increase over the years about 23% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulted from burning fossil fuels worldwide. In this context, it is observed the increasing need to shift to sustainable transport patterns for taking into consideration a wide-scale use of alternative energy sources (e.g. bio-fuels, biogas) and also, the investments in environmental technologies research and development etc. Romania has a national transport system situated on average level in terms of conventional standards of Europe's transport system. But, it was noted that the infrastructure of roads, railways, maritime and air transport is vulnerable in terms of extreme weather conditions. Considering the indirect effects of climate change, they are manifested by deteriorating road and rail infrastructure. The paper presents some of the measures adapted by Romania to reduce the greenhouse emissions produced by the transport sector. The adaptation of the Romanian transport sector to climate change impacts should take into account the use of technologies by focusing on increased safety standards, and ensuring continuity of services. In order to implement these measures it is increased the need to invest into designing vehicles that can withstand the adverse effects of climate change. The new transport infrastructure and means of transport should be designed, beginning with the design phase, in order to be resilient to the effects of the climate change.

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Article provided by Czestochowa Technical University, Department of Management in its journal Polish Journal of Management Studies.

Volume (Year): 6 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 215-223

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Keywords: transport; greenhouse gas emissions; reducing emissions from transport;

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