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Transport-Related Resource and Environmental Issues in China

Author(s): Jiang, Yulin
All authors:
Yulin, J., Liguang, F.
Host organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Country: China
Publication year: 2006
Published in:
World Transport Policy & Practice,Vol. 12.4., 2006
Research theme: Environment and Climate Change, Policy and Planning
Keywords:
energy consumption, land taken consumption
Type:
Research article
Summary:
The development of transport sector at current stage is made at the price of heavy consumption of energy and land resources, and the consumption of natural resources is still on the rise. Moreover, transport induced environmental pollution in terms of greenhouse gas emission is drawing increasing attention from both government and the public. This paper first depicts the transport-related resource consumption and environmental pollution with quantitative analysis method. The the paper points out that the contradiction between transport development and energy supply as well as environmental protection becomes increasingly severe. This paper analyzed in details where the contradiction lies and comes up with policy recommendations to ease the burden that transport development imposes on the energy and land resources. These recommendations include concrete measures to achieve sustainable transport energy development, to save land and protect the environment.
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