Environment Counts | Green House Gas Emission from Transport
Author: Wendy Aritenang – Published At: 2012-01-23 02:31 – (745 Reads)
The transport sector is responsible for approximately 23% of energy related CO2 emissions on a global level and 13% of all green house gas emitted. CO2 emissions from the sector are predicted to increase by 120% on 2000 levels by year 2050. (OECD/ITF, 2008).
Progress towards realising low carbon mobility has been hampered by the increase in demand for travel and a lack of technological solutions to move away from fossil fuel. There is little incentive and few rewards from international climate change policy to make these efforts.
Reform to current patterns of international support and co-operation, and a post 2012 agreement that delivers improved ï¬nancing mechanisms, technology and knowledge transfer, capacity building and the development of measurable, reportable and veriï¬able mitigation actions in the land transport sector would help countries,especially in the developing world, to achieve the dual goal of developing critical transportation infrastructure while reducing carbon emissions.
â€œExisting approaches have not worked and we should be focusing on transport on a sectoral basis. This would help to realise the enormous potential of mitigation and the opportunities for developing sustainable modes and infrastructure in this sector.â€ RAJENDRA PACHAURI CHAIRMAN IPCC POZNAN â€¢ DECEMBER 2008
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