Transportation and the Environment

01 November 2011

Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Banister, D., Anderton, K., Bonilla, D., Givoni, M. and Schwanen, T. (2011) Transportation and the environment. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 36: 247-270.

View growth of CO2-intensive transport, mobility and the impact of transport on the environment are reviewed. The recent global exponential growth in transport is unsustainable and must end unless the transport sector can decarbonize. The paper examines solutions for low-carbon transport systems; the behavioral options; possible demand reduction; the role of innovative technologies; and the means by which international agreements on pricing, standards, and regulations can be effectively used.