TITLE

World Expo 2010 promotes the reduction in carbon emissions of urban transport

AUTHOR(S)
Linhui Zeng; Guangming Li
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 522-524, p1826
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Transport sector is one of the main sources of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. Comprehensive countermeasures are needed in cities to mitigate transport GHG emissions. After reviewing green traffic measures that implemented by Shanghai since bidding for Expo 2010, this paper analyzes the achievement that Shanghai has made in carbon mitigation. The results showed that travel demand management and the constrcution public transportation infrastructure promoted by the event played a vital role in promoting mode shift to form public transport oriented traffic system. Carbon emission intensity of Shanghai' s urban transport declined steadily from 1.66 kg/trip to 1.55 kg/trip. The CO2 reduction attributable to mode shifts amounted to 4.99 million tons. It demonstrated that Shanghai Expo has promoted the city in carbon emission reduction through public transport improvement, new energy vehicles innovation, car growth restriction measures and green commuting initiate.
ACCESSION #
94746322

 

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