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Title: Study on the dynamic change of urban traffic carbon footprint under low-carbon tourism

Authors: Jing Gao

Addresses: Department of Tourist Management, Zibo Vocational Institute, Zibo, Shandong 255314, China

Abstract: This study mainly analysed the dynamic change of carbon footprint of urban tourism transportation in Shandong Province from 2010 to 2019 and calculated the carbon footprint changes of the highway, railway, waterway, and civil aviation transport using the 'bottom-up' method. The results showed that the carbon footprints of the highway, railway, waterway, and civil aviation transport in Shandong Province were 9.58 × 108 kg, 6.42 × 108 kg, 0.34 × 108 kg, and 19.21 × 108 kg, respectively, with a total of 35.55 × 108 kg. From 2010 to 2019, the carbon footprint of tourism transportation was growing. The results show that the carbon footprint of urban transportation in Shandong Province is growing rapidly; therefore, it is necessary to vigorously promote the concept of low-carbon tourism, promote low-carbon travel, and reasonably control the carbon footprint.

Keywords: low carbon; tourism; city; transport carbon footprint; dynamic change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEE.2022.124602

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2022 Vol.11 No.3, pp.216 - 224

Received: 26 Feb 2021
Accepted: 12 Jul 2021

Published online: 29 Jul 2022 *

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