Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Transportation Methods

  • Vitor William Batista MartinsEmail author
  • Rosley Anholon
  • Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_192


Sustainable transportation methods may be defined as the means by which transportation takes place in line with the principles of sustainability, which, for instance, entails as little CO2 emission as possible in urban mobility and process management in organizations.


Nowadays, the use of the concept of sustainability is discussed in much research around the world, a fact that has resulted in the dissemination of divergent conceptual interpretations according to the objective of each piece of research, resulting in a considerable increase in its importance. In this chapter, we look at how concepts of sustainability serve current demands without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own necessities, providing an improvement in the quality of life for society.

To ensure a sustainable way of life, it is necessary to integrate three specific areas, known as the triple bottom line, being economic equity, the environment, and social development....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitor William Batista Martins
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rosley Anholon
    • 3
  • Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas
    • 4
  1. 1.Department Production EngineeringState University of ParáBelémBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Materials (UNICAMP)University of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringState University of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  4. 4.Fluminense Federal UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Evangelos Manolas
    • 1
  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceThraceGreece