Title: Policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport in Europe

Authors: Chris Nash

Addresses: Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Abstract: Transport is one sector of the European economy in which CO2 emissions are still growing, both because transport demand as a whole is growing and because the most carbon intensive modes – air and road transport – are growing fastest. The experience of Britain in the last decade shows that these trends can be slowed or reversed, although Britain|s success is only partly the result of deliberate policy. Tackling the problems of greenhouse gas emissions from transport will require a mixture of the use of price, regulation and investment. But more efficient transport pricing plays a key role; without it, the other measures will be far less effective.

Keywords: transport emissions; greenhouse gas emissions; policy instruments; greenhouse gases; GHG; CO2; carbon dioxide; carbon emissions; UK; United Kingdom; Europe; transport pricing; regulation; investment; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2010.035338

International Journal of Green Economics, 2010 Vol.4 No.2, pp.170 - 182

Published online: 23 Sep 2010 *

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