Transport accounts for 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions and is one of the few industrial sectors where emissions are still growing. There is a pressing need for transport to begin reducing emissions to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The world is already committed to some degree of climate change and there is an additional need to adapt transport networks to cope with the future climate. This book examines the relationship between transport and climate change at a range of scales and from a series of different perspectives. The complex post-Kyoto international situation is covered before the discussion at national and then regional levels. It is clear that every country needs strong national policy to deliver the required greenhouse gas emission reductions. The UK has been the first country to implement a legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This book uses a range of UK examples to provide a timely record of progress to date in meeting the demands of the agreement in terms of the mitigation of climate change.The importance of climate and socio-economic scenarios forms the basis of a series of additional discussions on climate change adaptation, underlining the need for a holistic framework to tackle climate change in the transport sector.
Chapter 1 Introduction, Tim Ryley, Lee Chapman (pp. 1 - 8) Managing the Future: Models, Scenarios and the Control of Uncertainty Murray Goulden, Robert Dingwall (pp. 9 - 37) Chapter 3 An International Dimension: Aviation, Lucy Budd, Tim Ryley (pp. 39 - 64) Chapter 4 An International Dimension: Shipping, Kevin Cullinane (pp. 65 - 104) Chapter 5 The Impacts of Climate Change on National Road and Rail Networks, Elizabeth Hooper, Lee Chapman (pp. 105 - 136) Chapter 6 The Impacts of Climate Change on the National Freight Sector, David Jaroszweski (pp. 137 - 173) Chapter 7 The Role of Walking and Cycling in Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change, Colin G. Pooley, Dave Horton, Griet Scheldeman, Miles Tight, Helen Harwatt, Ann Jopson, Tim Jones, Alison Chisholm, Caroline Mullen (pp. 175 - 195) Chapter 8 A Policy Perspective on Transport and Climate Change Issues Greg Marsden, Ian Bache, Charlotte Kelly (pp. 197 - 223) Chapter 9 An Economic Perspective: The Cost-Effectiveness of Carbon Reduction Measures in Transport, Abigail L. Bristow, Alberto M. Zanni (pp. 225 - 259) Chapter 10 A Behavioural Perspective on the Relationship Between Transport and Climate Change, Candice Howarth, Tim Ryley (pp. 261 - 286) Chapter 11 Transport and Climate Change Policy in the United Kingdom: A Social Justice Perspective, Karen Lucas, Kate Pangbourne (pp. 287 - 312) Chapter 12 The Role of Information in Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change for Transport Applications, Owen Waygood, Erel Avineri, Glenn Lyons (pp. 313 - 340) Chapter 13 Thinking Strategically: Pathways Towards Low-Carbon Transport, Robin Hickman, David Banister (pp. 341 - 367) Chapter 14 Conclusions, Lee Chapman, Tim Ryley (pp. 369 - 378)