Moving towards low carbon mobility

Doc1Moving towards low carbon mobility / Edited by Moshe Givoni, Energy Research Institute, China and David Banister, Oxford University, UK. Edward Elgar, 2013, 304 p. –  Hardback 978 1 78100 722 8

http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15004

Presentation (© E. Elgar) :

The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility.

The book uses this platform to explore the means to achieve low carbon mobility through outlining alternative pathways, through an investigation of theories of change, and through alternative visions of the low carbon transport city. The book’s core message is that the complexity of the mobility and transport system should not encourage inaction, but strong and immediate action. In addition to implementing a wide range of policy measures, the book argues for a fundamental change in ‘thinking’ when it comes to transport policy, governance and analysis approaches, before low carbon mobility becomes a reality.


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