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Cars and Carbon: Automobiles and European Climate Policy in a Global Context

Edited By: Theodoros I Zachariadis

320 pages, 73 colour illustrations, 41 tables


Hardback | Nov 2011 | #194478 | ISBN-13: 9789400721227
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This volume contains articles from leading analysts and researchers on sustainable transportation, who provide critical reflections on how automobile-related climate policies have evolved up to now in Europe and around the world, in view of the widely recognized need to substantially curb global emissions of greenhouse gases in the coming decades. Authors describe the policies which have been most effective, outline their economic and social implications, present success stories while critically reviewing less successful examples, and suggest strategies to decarbonize passenger transportation on a global scale.


1. Introduction

Part I: Background - Automobiles and Climate Change
2. The Attractiveness of Car Use
3. The Importance of Passenger Cars for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Today and Tomorrow

Part II: European Union Policies
4. The Past and the Future of EU Regulatory Policies to Reduce Road Transport Carbon Emissions
5. Fuel Policies in the EU: Lessons Learned from the Past and Outlook for the Future
6. Fuel Taxation, Regulations and Selective Incentives: Striking the Balance
7. The Rght EU Policy Framework for Reducing Car CO2 Emissions

Part III: National Policies
8. CO2-Based Taxation of Motor Vehicles
9. Fuel Taxation in Europe
10. Passenger Road Transport During Transition and Post-Transition Period: Residential Fuel Consumption and Fuel Taxation in the Czech Republic
11. Accelerated Introduction of 'Clean' Cars in Sweden
12. Making People Independent From the Car - Multimodality as Strategic Concept to Reduce CO2-Emissions
13. National Road User Charging: Theory and Implementation

Part IV: The International Context
14. Mobility Management Solutions to Transport Problems Around The World
15. Automobiles and Climate Policy in the Rest of OECD
16. Transport and Climate Policy in The Developing World - The Region That Matters Most
17. Epilogue - The Future of the Automobile: CO2 May Not Be the Great Decider


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