Intercity Transport and Climate Change - Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Hayashi, Y., Morichi, S., Oum, T.H., Rothengatter, W. (Eds.)
Publisher: Springer
The year: 2014
Price: 13,901yen

While intercity passenger transport counts for about 2% of the total passenger transport volume the share of the total passenger kilometers traveled is estimated more than one third. In many countries the major part of intercity transport is performed by car and air and as a result, the contribution to the carbon footprint is substantially higher than the share of overall passenger transport performance. This creates a challenge to develop a sustainable organization of intercity transport which requires a true joint effort of policy makers, industry sectors and households. This presupposes that all options for reducing the carbon footprint of the transport modes ? car, air and rail ? are fully exploited through modern propulsion technology, use of regenerative energy and efficient organization of transport processes. Basic conditions for meeting this requirement are an incentive compatible public framework of regulation, taxation, charging and education, the private willingness to adjust to new behavioral patterns and a consequent push of technological progress towards energy and CO2 savings. This book begins with an international comparison of intercity transport and the current state of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of this transport segment. A focus is given to comparing the situation in the EU, the US and Japan while describing the more recent development of intercity transport in China, followed by an analysis of intercity transport policies and their contribution to meet the global climate change issues. This book will be of interest to researchers in transportation economics and policy, as well as civil engineering and planning.

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TRANSPORT AND SUSTAINABILITY・Volume 3 Sustainable Transport for Chinese Cities

Roger L Mackett, Anthony D May, Masanobu Kii, Haixiao Pan
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
The year: 2013
Price: 14,543yen

The volume is based on papers presented at a workshop on the green transport agenda and its implications for Chinese cities, organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society in September 2010. The five sections of this volume review the challenges facing urban transport internationally and in China. It considers approaches to policy formulation, the challenge of urban mobility and the development of green sustainable transportation, by reviewing best practice in objective setting, strategy analysis and policy selection, and comparing these with current practice in China. The authors examine passenger transport, and considers a number of current policy interventions in China and compare these with western experience with demand management and new vehicle technologies. Topics include 5D land-use transport model for a high density, rapidly growing city and Contextual requirements for electric vehicles in developed and developing countries. Finally freight and logistics is addressed, including the role of freight villages and milk run strategies, and challenges and policy recommendations for road freight in Shanghai.

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Mass rapid transit and its impact assessment: Case of Delhi
Economy, Equity, Environment

Kirti Bhandari, Yoshitsugu Hayashi
Publisher: LAMBERT Academic Publishing
The year: 2011
Price: 7,562yen
ISBN: 978-3846511558

Rapidly increasing motorization has environmental consequenses. In this light the Government of India has announced a national urban transport policy in April 2006 as an integral part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The draft National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) aims at curtailing the use of private vehicles and give impetus to public transport and non-motorized vehicles.The options for this include buses on dedicated corridors, elevated sky bus and monorail systems, electric trolley buses and metro systems. The present study focuses on metro systems and analyses the economic, equity and environmental impacts of metro systems in developing countries, taking Delhi as an example. This work is PhD thesis submitted at the Laboratory of Sustainable Transport & Spatial Development, Graduate School of Environmental Studies,Nagoya University,Japan, 2009.

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Establishing a Resource-Circulating Society in Asia : Challenges and Opportunities

Tohru Morioka, Keisuke Hanaki, Yuichi Moriguchi(eds.)
Publisher: United Nations Univ Press
The year: 2011
Price: 3,200yen
ISBN: 978-9280811827

Chen X.: Chapter 3-2."Regional Management of Waste Circulation and Eco-Industrial Networks"

This book addresses the wide range of issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It has a particular focus on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context. The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices and initiatives at all levels-national, local and industrial-and through urban-rural linkages. They also propose an integrative approach combining the concepts of a resource-circulating society and a low-carbon society, both of which constitute fundamental components of a sustainable society.

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Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence: New Chances forControlling Climate Impacts of Transport After the Economic Crisis

Rothenqatter,R. Hayashi,Y. and Wolfqang,S. (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
The year: 2010
Price: 14,118yen
ISBN: 978-1441976420

Yoshitsugu HAYASHI: Chapter 1."Climate Control: The Long-Term Challenge",Chapter 6."Japanese Efforts to Solve Environmental Problems with a Focus on the Transport Sector",Chapter 11."The Role of Rail Transport for Sustainable Urban Transport",Chapter 19."Converting the Uncoverted and Establishing"

Hirokazu KATO: Chapter 6."Japanese Efforts to Solve Environmental Problems with a Focus on the Transport Sector",Chapter 11."The Role of Rail Transport for Sustainable Urban Transport"

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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Urban Transport and The Environment An International Perspective

Nakamura,H, Hayashi, Y. and A.D.May (eds.)
Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam & Oxford
The year: 2004
Price: 13,047yen
ISBN: 978-0080445120

Yoshitsugu HAYASHI: Introduction, 6.1"Introduction", 6.2"Typical political trends relationg to transport environment policies and their transitions", 6.5"Political climate for environmental policies and international funding measures"
Hirokazu KATO: 2.4.1"Decentralisation in ther U.S., Europe and Asia", 4.9"The use of causal loop diagrams to determine the most appropriate instruments", 5.14"Nagoya", 6.2"Typical political trends relating to transport environment policies and their transitions", 6.5"Political climate for environmental policies and international funding measures", Box2"Environmental measures for the logistics sector - lessons in Japan", Box21"The air pollution lawsuits in the southern part of Nagoya"

The damaging environmental impact of urban transport, as recognised by the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is a worsening global problem that needs to be tackled with local solutions. At the same time, urban transport has been causing serious local environmental problems, particularly in developing countries. This book was commissioned with the aim of helping to develop solutions by sharing experience from around the world.
Four extensive chapters by leading researchers give an overview of the problem, analyse structures and trends in urban transportation, list the various ways transport affects the environment, and critically review the whole range of policy countermeasures available.
The second half of the volume is given over to a uniquely valuable collection of case studies of 21 metropolises, carefully selected to provide a cross-section of different types of city from across the developing and developed world. The relevant characteristics of these cities are systematically described: socio-economic background; local condition of transport and the environment; policy planning, implementation, and evaluation, all with concrete examples. Key data are then presented in charts with a common structure to facilitate comparisons between cities.

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The Environment and Transport (Environmental Analysis and Economic Policy Series)

Hayashi, Y., Button K. and Nijkamp, P., eds
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
The year: 1999
Price: 35,18yen
ISBN: 978-1858988191

Yoshitsugu HAYASHI: PARTIII B 12."Economic Development and its Influence on the Environment: Urbanization, Infrastructure and Land Use Planning Systems"

In this new authoritative collection The Environment and Transport, the editors have selected the most important articles published in the last twenty years concerning pollution, the effects of traffic on the environment and the development of controls on both a regional and national level.

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Global Warming: The Potential Impact on Japan

S.Nishioka, H.Harasawa(eds.)
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
The year: 1998
Price: 23,768yen
ISSN: 0165-0009 (Print) 1573-1480 (Online)

Hirokazu KATO: Capter5 Impacs on Infrastructure and Socio-economic System

Global warming poses a serious threat to the quality of life in the 21st century. Taking Japan as an example, this book explains the anticipated impact of global warming on modern society-natural ecosystems; agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; water resources and environments; the infrastructure and socioeconomic system; and human health. The most recent scientific and technical information is presented by more than 30 prominent researchers who are assessing the potential impact of global warming on nature and society. The results of their research provide dramatic evidence of the urgency of the task faced by policy makers in responding to climate change. For scientists and government officials alike, this volume may be considered required reading.

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Transport, Land-use and the Environment

Hayashi, Y. and Roy, J. (eds.)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publisher
The year: 1996
Price: 26,639yen
ISBN: 978-0792337287

Yoshitsugu HAYASHI: Part A 1."Economic Development and its Influence on the Environment: Urbanisation, Infrastructure and Land Use Planning Systems"

The coordination of transportation and land use -- which transforms both the transport infrastructure supply and the amenity of urban space -- is one of the most important research issues in urban planning today. Concurrently the issue of energy consumption in the transport sector has emerged as a crucial one. This has resulted in an important research need: the examination and identification of the influence of the mechanisms of land-use transport interaction on global energy consumption and environmental damage. Transport, Land-Use and the Environment contains selected papers from a seminar organized by the Transport and Land Use Special Interest Group of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) and covers fact finding, scenario analysis and modeling. It will serve as an invaluable source for academics, practicing planners, and graduate students, especially those who want to see quantitative comparisons of the impact of alternative policies on urban and regional environments.

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Urban Land-Use and Transport Interaction: Policies and Models

Webster, Frank V. Bly, P. H. Paulley, N. J.
Publisher:Gower Pub Co
The year:1989

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