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Author Kopp, Andreas
Title Turning the Right Corner : Ensuring Development through a Low-Carbon Transport Sector
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (189 pages)
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Series Directions in Development
Directions in Development
Note Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Overview Transport Efficiency Promotes Development and Protects the Environment -- Climate Policies, Transport, and Development -- The Direction of Transport Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- The Effect of Technology Innovation on Emissions -- The Effect of the Modal Composition of Transport -- Transport Adaptation Needs -- Climate Change and Transport Financing Gaps -- The Inadequacy of Current Carbon Finance -- Transport Reforms and Climate Policy Costs -- Integrating Supply and Demand -- Note -- References -- Chapter 1 Transport, Mobility, Emissions, and Development -- The Relationship between Mobility and Development -- Climate Risks from Transport -- Dealing with Inertia in Infrastructure -- Low-Carbon Transport and Development -- Annex 1A Characteristics of the Transport Sector -- References -- Chapter 2 Avoiding Future Disruption of Services -- Threats to Transport Infrastructure and Operations -- Preserving Resilient and Least-Cost Transport as the Climate Changes -- Standards and the Resilience of Transport Infrastructure -- Fundamentals of Transport Adaptation -- Information -- Decision-Making Tools -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 Integrating Sector-Wide Reforms for Mitigation -- Technology: Necessary, Promising, but Still Far Off -- Demand-Side Transport Policies for Mitigation -- Designing Transport Projects from a Broader Point of View -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4 Climate-Resilient Investment in Transport -- Financing Mitigation and Adaptation -- Insufficient Financing Available -- Economics of Climate-Resilient Transport Financing and Mitigation -- Generating New Resources -- Conclusion -- Annex 4A City Examples: How Carbon Pricing Can Produce Benefits -- Notes -- References -- Boxes -- Figures -- Maps -- Tables
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The flagship report 'Turning the Right Corner - Ensuring Development Through a Low Carbon Transport Sector' emphasizes that developing countries need to transition to a low-carbon transport sector now to avoid locking themselves into an unsustainable and costly future. Furthermore, it argues that this transition can be affordable if countries combine policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with broader sector reforms aimed at reducing local air pollution, road safety risks, and congestion.The report looks at relationships between mobility, low-carbon transport and development, drawing attention to the inertia in transport infrastructure. It complements the analysis by reviewing how climate change is likely to affect operations and infrastructure, cost-effective measures for minimizing negative effects, and policies and decision frameworks. It further highlights current and projected research findings and examples from developing countries.The report concludes that new technology is not enough, and that urgent action is needed before economies become locked into high-carbon growth. It discusses how to reconcile development with the need to curb emissions, looking at three sets of instruments and their limitations: new technologies and alternative fuels, supply-side measures, and demand-side policies. The report also looks at both available funding, such as carbon financing and international assistance, and at ways to generate new resources, considering that accounting for negative externalities dramatically alters the economics of transport investment. 'Turning the Right Corner - Ensuring Development Through a Low Carbon Transport Sector' will be of interest to policy makers in developed and developing countries, as well as decision-makers and think-tanks, wishing to gain deeper understanding on the part played by the transport sector in
mitigating climate change and achieving sustainable development
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kopp, Andreas Turning the Right Corner : Ensuring Development through a Low-Carbon Transport Sector Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2013 9780821398357
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth -- Social aspects.;Urban policy -- Social aspects
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