Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence

New Chances for Controlling Climate Impacts of Transport after the Economic Crisis

  • Werner Rothengatter
  • Yoshitsugu Hayashi
  • Wolfgang Schade

Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Climate Control: The Long-Term Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Werner Rothengatter, Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Wolfgang Schade
      Pages 3-6
  3. Economic Crisis: A Chance for Climate Friendly Innovations in the Transport Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. Industrialized Countries: Experimental Protoyping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Karst Geurs, Hans Nijland, Bas van Ruijven
      Pages 53-72
    3. Motoyuki Suzuki, Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Hirokazu Kato
      Pages 73-92
  5. Developing and Transition Countries: Changing from Followers to Leaders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Haixiao Pan, Yang Tang, Jinyu Wu, Yuan Lu, Yangfei Zhang
      Pages 129-145
    3. Sanjivi Sundar, Akshima T. Ghate
      Pages 147-159
    4. Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Xianmin Mai, Hirokazu Kato
      Pages 161-174
    5. Reiner Koblo
      Pages 175-184
  6. Instruments for Carbon Mitigation Policy in the Transport Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Patrick Jochem, Werner Rothengatter
      Pages 187-207
    3. Charles Raux
      Pages 209-226
    4. Burkhard Schade, Tobias Wiesenthal, Stephan Hubertus Gay, Guillaume Leduc
      Pages 243-269
    5. Michael Krail, Wolfgang Schade
      Pages 271-287
  7. Policy Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Werner Rothengatter, Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Wolfgang Schade
      Pages 305-306
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-314

About this book


Transportation contributes to roughly a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions, and as a growing sector of the economy, its contribution to climate change, if remained unchanged, could even grow. This is particularly true in the developing world, where the growth rates of air and ship transport are expected to exceed those of the EU, and worldwide objectives to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by sixty to eighty percent could be placed in serious jeopardy.  This book addresses the key issues of controlling transportation growth and identifying and implementing measures that would significantly reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from transport while maintaining its vital role in generating prosperity and mobility for future generations.  This book describes the challenge that transport constitutes today as well as its role in the future for climate policy. It will discuss and provide hands-on suggestions for transportation policy that will mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions from transport.


The book is organized into five parts.  Part One presents an overview of transport and climate policy in the context of the recent economic crisis.  Part Two examines the problems and proposed solutions for curbing emissions from transport in industrialized countries while Parts Three and Four deal with the developing world, with a particular focus on India and China.  Part Five discusses tested solutions and provides policy recommendations making this book of interest to a broad audience of both policy-makers and academics concerned with the role of transport in reducing global climate change.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Rothengatter
    • 1
  • Yoshitsugu Hayashi
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Schade
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und, WirtschaftsforschungUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesNagoya UniversityNagoya CityJapan
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute Systems and InnovatKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7642-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7643-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4387
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