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Transport Pathways for Light Duty Vehicles: Towards a 2° Scenario

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  • Lewis Fulton

    () (Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis, 1605 Tilia Street, Suite 100, Davis, CA 95616, USA)

  • Oliver Lah

    () (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Neue Promenade 6 10178 Berlin, Germany)

  • François Cuenot

    () (International Energy Agency (IEA) 9, Rue de la Fédération F-75739, Paris Cedex 15, France)

Abstract

The transport sector is the second largest and one of the fastest growing energy end-use sectors, representing 24% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The International Energy Agency has developed scenarios for the transport sector within the overall concept of mitigation pathways that would be required to limit global warming to 2 °C. This paper builds on these scenarios and illustrates various passenger travel-related strategies for achieving a 2° transport scenario, in particular looking at how much technology improvement is needed in the light of different changes in travel and modal shares in OECD and non-OECD countries. It finds that an integrated approach using all feasible policy options is likely to deliver the required emission reductions at least cost, and that stronger travel-related measures result in significantly lower technological requirements.

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  • Lewis Fulton & Oliver Lah & François Cuenot, 2013. "Transport Pathways for Light Duty Vehicles: Towards a 2° Scenario," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(5), pages 1-12, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:5:y:2013:i:5:p:1863-1874:d:25381
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    1. Santos, Georgina & Behrendt, Hannah & Teytelboym, Alexander, 2010. "Part II: Policy instruments for sustainable road transport," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 46-91.
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    1. Celalettin Yuce & Fatih Karpat & Nurettin Yavuz & Gökhan Sendeniz, 2014. "A Case Study: Designing for Sustainability and Reliability in an Automotive Seat Structure," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(7), pages 1-24, July.
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    3. repec:gam:jsusta:v:9:y:2017:i:6:p:959-:d:100646 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    transport; climate change; sustainability; energy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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