Book 2012

Cars and Carbon

Automobiles and European Climate Policy in a Global Context


ISBN: 978-94-007-2122-7 (Print) 978-94-007-2123-4 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-15


  3. Background – Automobiles and Climate Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

    2. Chapter

      Pages 19-42

      The Attractiveness of Car Use

    3. Chapter

      Pages 43-70

      The Importance of Passenger Cars for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Today and Tomorrow

  4. European Union Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71

    2. Chapter

      Pages 73-96

      The Past and the Future of EU Regulatory Policies to Reduce Road Transport Carbon Emissions

    3. Chapter

      Pages 97-126

      Fuel Policies in the EU: Lessons Learned from the Past and Outlook for the Future

    4. Chapter

      Pages 127-151

      Fuel Taxation, Regulations and Selective Incentives: Striking the Balance

    5. Chapter

      Pages 153-177

      The Right EU Policy Framework for Reducing Car CO2 Emissions

  5. National Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179

    2. Chapter

      Pages 181-200

      CO2-Based Taxation of Motor Vehicles

    3. Chapter

      Pages 201-220

      Fuel Taxation in Europe

    4. Chapter

      Pages 221-246

      Passenger Road Transport During Transition and Post-transition Period: Residential Fuel Consumption and Fuel Taxation in the Czech Republic

    5. Chapter

      Pages 247-268

      Accelerated Introduction of ‘Clean’ Cars in Sweden

    6. Chapter

      Pages 269-293

      Making People Independent from the Car – Multimodality as a Strategic Concept to Reduce CO2-Emissions

    7. Chapter

      Pages 295-323

      National Road User Charging: Theory and Implementation

  6. The International Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 325-325

    2. Chapter

      Pages 327-354

      Mobility Management Solutions to Transport Problems Around the World

    3. Chapter

      Pages 355-369

      Automobiles and Climate Policy in the Rest of the OECD

    4. Chapter

      Pages 371-391

      Transport and Climate Policy in the Developing World – The Region that Matters Most

    5. Chapter

      Pages 393-415

      Epilogue – The Future of the Automobile: CO2 May Not Be the Great Decider

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 417-421